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Being in self-isolation lockdown with nothing but sketchbooks, acrylic paint, pastels and charcoal to keep me company – Im in my element – haven’t resorted to making a friend out of an orange yet but I have signed up for the 100 days challenge #the100dayschallenge on instagram and Ive chosen self portraits as my theme – probably because, although I like sketching people – I wouldnt say Im great at capturing the likeness. So without further a-do here’s the first 24 days
At the beginning of 2015 I dutifully started my monthly revolutions – much easier than resolutions as they can be changed as I see fit!
I decided to step right out of my comfort zone and explore new mediums and ideas – namely, flower painting classes and lino cutting. Living life on the edge as always.
I joined a 10 week class at the Edinburgh Drawing School and its the most fun I’ve ever had on a Tuesday afternoon. 2.5 hours of observing and honing my drawing skills (haven’t done that since primary school) – I loved the course so much I enrolled for a second block, this time with the intention of using the printmakers workshop to produce a series of lino cuts. Putting wood cutting on the back burner – not literally – as I discovered a linocut takes about 3 hours, a woodcut about 3 days and it hurts my thumb!
So, heres my sketches from the first 10 weeks – where Im going with them – well stay tuned!