Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sunday Sketching

Hello Fellow Artists:

This morning I got up and decided to do a watercolor pencil sketch of a Chickadee I photographed a few weeks ago. I am really happy with this one. It kind of captures the little bird. It was the second attempt of my morning. The first looked rather like a 3rd grader had drawn it and badly to be honest.

The lesson here is if you don't get it right the first time. Don't give up... Figure out what you did well and what you need to improve and take another shot at it. You'll be glad you did. I know I am.

It can be tough. A bad sketch or painting can RUIN my Sunday, so I am really glad I took another pass at it and won't be agonizing over it.

Keep Makin' Art



Pat said...

Love your chickadee. You've captured his being in your painting.

Carl said...

Thanks. I am really happy with how this turned out!

Chelle said...

I really love this, you are inspiring me to take time and paint and draw again I get such instant gratification from photography that it is hard to resist. Keep on bloggin'