Today I want to share something a little different from the usual cards. Recently I got back into drawing – I was never any good but I really enjoy it. I have a tiny sketchbook that I started a couple of years ago but didn’t get very far with it.
Somewhere along the road I got really intimidated and had this crazy notion that everything I drew must be perfect. Which is really stupid – for so many reasons. One being that I never learned the basics. Also, what’s perfect anyways?
However, one of my new year’s resolutions was to draw more. And I am not talking about great pieces of art but I needed to start somewhere. So, in February this year I decided to get on with it and do a 30-day drawing/doodling challenge.
When I finished the challenge, I felt a lot better about my drawing skills – not that they have improved a lot, but I felt comfortable to just put pen to paper and just create.
I even feel comfortable enough to share some of my drawings with you! So, here is a series of cute woodland creatures….
I started sketching out an idea I had with a cute fox on printer paper and really liked it. So, I used my light box and transferred it to better quality paper with my Staedtler pigment liners. Then I used some watercolor and watercolor pencils to color the image in.
I was so happy with the result that I created 4 more similar drawings featuring adorable woodland creatures. Some of them are nestled into half-wreathes and some feature cute mushrooms.
Here are the sketches of the Woodland creatures-series.
Beside the fox I also drew a rabbit, an owl, a fawn and a squirrel.
I hope to keep it up and draw more in the future.