Daily Sketching Practise

Daily Sketching Practise - student project

I can't actually remember the last time I used any traditional mediums. Apart from sketching with pencils and creating ink textures to use in photoshop. And sometimes wonder if my endless strive for perfection is a derivative of this. The temptation to edit is too irresistible. 

I wanted to get back to basics and needed to move away from the screen for a while. This class is definitely what the soul doctor ordered. So encouraging and inspiring. Thank you Ohn Mar Win…!

Daily Sketching Practise - image 1 - student project

Here's my first attempt with watercolours. As a younger artist (before Adobe) I've always worked with Acrylic. I loved how quickly they dried and how easily they layer up. Watercolour meant less control in my mind at the time.... but really I was too scare to even try them. 

 

Daily Sketching Practise - image 2 - student project

Here I'm getting used to how the paint lays on the paper. 

 

Daily Sketching Practise - image 3 - student project

Experimenting with tone and shade with these limes. Finding it a little tricky to keep that transparent quality. 

Daily Sketching Practise - image 4 - student project

Here I was trying to add contrast to the oranges, playing around with added watercolour pen marks. 

 

Daily Sketching Practise - image 5 - student project

Feeling so much more confident with the paint already. A daily painting practice is definitely going to improve my skill level.

Rachel Lucette Adams
Freelance Illustrator and Designer
Teacher