Starting very simply - making lines with a mechanical pencil, which, incidentally, is my favorite drawing tool as well.
I recently changed careers and am working as a graphic designer - mostly self taught by necessity but I am working to build my knowledge and skills. I don't really sketch or doodle regularly, I generally only draw when I have an idea I need to get down on paper. I want to change that, which is why I am taking this class. I want to explore my creativity rather than be intimidated.
I picked leaves as my subject. I have this beautiful ivy plant and decided to focus on the star-shaped leaves The greens of the leaves are deep and gorgeous. I used pastels that I bought years ago and have never used.
Contrary to popular belief, not everyone has dice - me included. So I arbitrarily picked a number - 4, so 4 minutes. I made two different art pieces with watercolors. It was fun, tho I felt a bit rushed. But I loved working with the watercolors, the colors are so vibrant!
I took a break from my sketchbook and devoted day four to working on a design class assignment- a movie poster. You can see the draft above. The poster is a combination of photoshop, Illustrator and good old fashioned cut and paste (literally, cutting and painting paper). I worked on it in my office, which always makes me feel productive and accomplished.
I decided to include my notes from the class, which I thing are a sketchbook page unto itself.