Drawing is so instinctive for me now that I just do it.
However, when someone else watches me draw and comments on the process of how a drawing is created it makes me almost zoom out and think about how I’m constructing the picture and what I’m looking at and when.
So this week I’ve tried something new. I sat down to do my daily drawing but this time, I filmed it in real time and talked as I drew, in an attempt to explain what I’m doing and where I’m looking as I go.
I stood in the lane and grinned last week. I had spotted my first sycamore leaf of the year. In the hedgerow was a great display of sycamore buds through to opened new leaves and flowers. Here are some photographs of some of the stages. Although it was sunny which was encouraging the leaves to open,
I took a chair, a cushion, my watercolour paper, paints and some coloured pencils and along with my vase of flowers and an audio book I spent some blissful time sketching away in what felt like a little bubble.