Plant

Used sketcher free to draw a flower, it’s a very flat technique, the brushes are quite interesting including ribbons, pixels, a chrome pen and an eraser. Because I’m still shaking (problem with my arm) I’m using it to experiment with wavy lines. I just used a simple pallette, green, dark grey, pink, yellow and chrome.

The idea started as some leaves but then I decided to add a single flower. The plants leaves are drawn to look wrinkly and interesting.

Old digital drawing

A few years ago I drew this portrait of Hugh Laurie, (who played House in the medical drama of that name). This was a digital drawing done with a stylus on a tablet but with very simple tools on a site called Sketchfu. It consequently closed and people lost their drawings. Luckily I downloaded some of mine.

This particular drawing always gives me pleasure. It took me a while to master the tools and when I try and draw like this now it doesn’t flow as easily. It’s true what they say – practice makes perfect!

Green eyed

Don’t be jealous, she said. I deserve it, you don’t!

Huh! What a cheek, I thought.

Her sister piped up.. Yeah we are better than you!

I was young and naive and hated the way they spoke to me. I didn’t know how to fight back. I never guessed the jealousy was theirs. They always ganged up on me.

So I sat and cried, tried hard not to think about how they treated me… Thinking about a distant future where I would go to college and become a doctor or a scientist? A lawyer or an engineer….

Cinder-Ella! They shouted down to the skullery. Get that washing done then start cooking dinner!

I wiped my eyes and put my mind to the work…..

#bandofsketchers ‘hole’

I made a digital drawing based on the #bandofsketchers prompt of ‘hole’. Used my finger and a symmetry tool to create the pattern, then varied it using photodirector app.

The darker, softer image was the first, the other two were edited in photodirector and the images were duplicated in the Layout app.