Spent a fruitful (or should that be vegful!) morning this morning sketching vegetables from life in pencil.
I have a gorgeous Technalo 3B pencil by Caran d’Ache which is velvety yet delicate and gives a superb and sensitive line.
As I am preparing to submit some vegetable artwork to a magazine I wanted to really get to know my way around these vegetables so I bought some and set them in front of me.
This was quite daunting to be honest as I have tended to work from photographs for the last few years. Having a 3D image in front of me is more difficult to render than simply copying from a flattened 2D photo.
Anyway – I persisted and made myself go slowly.
I recently read that it is in sketching that artists find their own unique voice. I like that idea and have known it subconsciously for years but having read it in black and white it made me think yes – I should sketch more.
The results are encouraging me to draw more from life and meantime these are now on watercolour paper with their first washes underway – watch this space for the finished composition:)