For all students in my Urchfont Masterclass (and any interested Distant Stitch student). I've set myself (and challenged others) to keep and fill a sketchbook before our next meeting at Urchfont in March. I think I took the easy option as my model was always available and hardly moved during the last month! I wanted to work with just one idea to keep drawing the same thing, testing my own perception and drawing skills. I was very 'rusty' initially but feel I've got into it now and just love a short drawing session each day.
Splash, the 15 year old, has kept herself tucked up in her basket on my work table by a warm radiator. The basket is lined with a plain wool blanket which created a sort of negative shape with the cat's body partially covered by an edge of blanket.In one drawings she looks an odd silhouette - more like the Lock Ness monster.
Plans for the second half of the sketchbook are to use resist methods such as wax crayon and masking fluid. .
I'm booked in to a 'Zen' Drawing Workshop on Saturday so there might be interesting developments later. Watch this space!