Afternoon all, hope you're all having a good week so far (only Monday)!
Finished my art course, handed in my final piece a few weeks ago, I've uploaded a photograph to my gallery. Was pretty pleased with it, I actually took some time to finish it and that's something I never do with any of my work, I seem to have a complete lack of patience and feel I need to produce a perfect drawing straight away, its something I'm learning to overcome. I've got to keep telling myself that, with time and practice, I might start to produce clearer and better pictures, and even sometimes match the high expectations I seem to place on myself before I even start.
The course I undertook itself was titled "Drawing and Painting Techniques" however, I found in reality this wasn't a very broad selection of techniques, and mostly focused on Water Colour painting, and specifically landscapes. Not being a confident artist in any sense of the word I struggled to do anything but follow the guidance of the course and the tutor, and so produced a Water Colour landscape of Eliean Donan Castle in Scotland (Famous for appearing the movie Highlander).
I was pretty pleased with the result, I used a mix of water colour paints and water soluble coloured pencils, I also used fine liner to add more detail to the foreground to try and create depth to the picture (I'm not sure I entirely succeeded with this). If I were to repaint I know which areas I would work on improving. I would like to have to spent more time on other techniques as I've never been a huge fan of water colours, but I've learnt to take on board what I was taught and some of the techniques we learnt were genuinely useful in producing our final piece of work.
Since finishing the course I've found I'm doodling a lot more. Having lost any motivation and patience for art (for a long time) this seems to be something new for me, especially as I'm producing these 'doodles' on a regular basis. It seems to a good starting point for my confidence, and hopefully something I can build on. The doodles seem to be primarily based on favourite cartoon and gaming characters, ones I can doodle from memory at least.
All the best for now!