After experimenting with linoprinting in the previous Crafty Moods Project, I thought it would be nice to switch to a more familiar material this time: colored pencils! Well, not that familiar. I hadn’t used them in ages. But familiar enough to have a big box of old pencils in the closet, waiting to come out & play. And yes,it was fun!
The most challenging part this month was probably working with different colors. There were so many! I filled up complete papers with try-outs and doodles before starting a drawing, but eventually I got better at taking risks. I mostly drew single items and I really got into patterns. Because I also wanted to do a complete drawing, I ended up creating a final one for which I gave myself the rule to color it up from top to bottom.
Here’s what I drew:
Sketching some plants from my living room was a nice warm-up. except for the lemon tree, I only wish I had that.
Drawing clothes I wish I’d own was definitely fun.
Because hugs are important. And because I wanted to practice my people-drawing skills.
Drawing sweaters was a great way to experiment with different patterns.
A final full-color
For this one I challenged myself to color up the complete paper. A bit tricky, but a lot of fun!