I can’t believe it’s Sunday again! How are the weeks going past so quickly? It only seems like yesterday that I was sat here writing last week’s blog post.
It seems like time is something I have very little of at the moment. Summer weekends are booked up with hen parties, weddings and birthdays and weekdays flash by in a blur of work, commissions and sleep! I’d just like to press the pause button and spend a little time doing nothing once in a while.
That said, this weekend has been fairly relaxing. Sam’s been away on a stag do, so my parents came up and we all went to Bude. Dad and I spent the day painting while my Mum wandered around the shops, did a bit of crochet and even had a swim in the sea (rather her than me!).
Here is the result of my day of painting.
I’m disappointed that it looks quite flat. I think the shadows need to be darker and highlights lighter to make it look like the sunny day it was.
I think my favourite part of it is the wall at the bottom which I think does look like it’s been caught by the light.
I’ve also been working on some ideas for the new illustrated map commission I wrote about last week. This little map of Toulouse is a bit too detailed for the project, but it was fun to do and has helped with the style of the map I’ll be designing.
It was nice to sketch a bit more loosely than I normally work.
I’ve also been working on my adult colouring book, this is the latest page in progress.
If you enjoy colouring I have a couple of pages for sale in my Etsy shop and I will, at some point, be sending an email update to those of you who have subscribed to my enewsletter (there’ll be a little freebie thrown in too!).
I’ve just realised that I’ve already drawn the subject of this week’s portrait, so there will just have to be two George Clooneys among my 52 faces. I think I can deal with that.
I keep leaving these portraits until the last minute and don’t think they’re as good as the ones I did at the beginning of the year. I’ve lost a little enthusiasm for the project, but am determined not to give up! I’m half way now!