Sketchbooks · Watercolour

Sea Shell Sketches

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Seashell sketches ~ drawn with a HB pencil and painted with watercolours. I drew rough pencil outlines and filled in with watercolours.

These are the very first sketches I’ve done since I was in Secondary School, which was the better part of 40 years ago – I’m VERY out of practice! For my first attempts, I’m reasonably pleased with them.

My goal this year is to draw and sketch more and paint them with watercolours. At school I used to be reasonably good at drawing – but sadly the teaching and motivation I got from the art (and needlework) teacher was virtually nonexistent…!

I was inspired to do these by Anna Warren – her sketches in her blog posts Sketching in Tasmania and Freycinet – from the sketchbook are just lovely. Do have a look…

(NB – week 2 of the Surface Treatment Workshop will be next Wednesday instead of today – life got in the way…. as it does… !)

5 thoughts on “Sea Shell Sketches

  1. These are so beautiful, Evelyn!
    I SO wish I could draw/sketch/paint (even just one of them!!!), but sadly, I don’t think even one ounce of talent is there for me!! 🙂
    Happy day to you, my friend!

  2. Love the simplicity of your water colors, so the miraculous shells shine! That’s what I love about your surface treatments, drawings, and now the watercolors – you ‘suggest’ color and line and allow viewer to contemplate shape and meaning. My drawing teacher’s words are finally blooming in my head!

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