I think I am better at drawing and painting than at writing. If there are things you would like to know about me beyond what's posted below - drop me a line or post a comment and I will try to answer ;)
I started focused nature sketching about a year ago and enjoy the process of drawing and painting as well as identification, observation and just plain calm moments while I spend time with my subjects. Here is one of the pages from my sketchbook about a year ago:
I use mostly watercolors, watercolor pencils and ink. Rarely use pencil under-drawings. Oils and Acrylics are great for studio but too cumbersome for on the go - as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator and a young mom I need to be ready to drop everything and run (literally). Sometimes all I have is 10 minutes between things - so the simpler the better. I made a little gouache set this month and trying it out right now :)
I am on a quest to a simple set-up, always experimenting with some new pens, brushes, pigments, paper etc. Here are some of my sketching set-ups:
I started book binding about a year ago too and enjoy it very much. The ability to choose your own paper, size, number of pages - and the fact that you create something with your hands make it special for me. You can see some results here:
I work in my sketchbook daily. Small drawings or 10 pages - does not matter - I enjoy the continuity and flexibility, the rhythm. Sketchbook became an art form in itself for me.
I am open to critique, suggestions and experience sharing :) I am honored to be a part of this blog and look forward to sketching and looking at other sketches!
You can view more of my works at:
Now - off to draw!