It was my birthday recently and I spent a happy few hours book shopping on Amazon yesterday evening. In the art section I found two books on folk art and illustration, and in the food section two vegan cookery books. This post is only loosely related to my spending, and I will likely come back to these books at a later date.
Spending time painting (not running!) and shopping for new art books prompted me to take another look at a book that was recommended by my watercolour teacher. This book is no longer in print but I found a copy via Amazon’s second hand marketplace for the bargain price of £3.35. When it arrived a couple of months ago, I very enthusiastically started reading and working through the activities – for about two days – then life intervened and the book sat forgotten, until now.
With the imminent arrival of my new purchases I sat down with Trudy Friend’s Bible of drawing and painting technique and my sketching pencils, skipped ahead and started drawing. I have no idea if I was using the correct pencils (from my set of six – 3B to 2H) or the correct technique but the end results are good enough that it obviously didn’t matter.