Winter is definitely peeping over the parapets here this week, with steely grey skies and a sudden drop in temperature, but we are still enjoying the beautiful autumnal hues all around us. My very hard-working and tidy-minded husband has been hoovering up the leaves in our garden, whereas I've just been gathering a few pretty ones for my next Life Book project!
For week 46, we had a lesson with the talented Tamara Laporte, who showed us how to draw and paint a beautiful wreath to celebrate Autumn. She also made some really cute Quirky Pumpkins, which I will be trying as soon as I get a chance. Here's my version of the wreath ...
We sketched it in pencil first, then added watery colour (I used my Wispa markers and a water brush), finishing with fine black ink to add definition and detail. After that, I went back in with Inktense water-soluble pencils to add more depth to the colours.
I was inspired by leaves and seed pods which are in my own garden, but used a LOT of artistic license! It was really quick and easy to do and I love the end result - it would be fun to do one for each of the seasons wouldn't it?
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, hope you are enjoying and feeling inspired by the seasonal changes wherever you are today :o)