A five-week beginner line drawing course with Lisa Congdon started yesterday on Creativebug, for which I’ve signed up. The hour-long first tutorial was two halves of drawing instructions from an included PDF of a leaf and poppy and then suggestions about drawing plants from real life. Lisa showed how she approached drawing the plants, talked about her paper and pens and was very encouraging in the imperfections of hand-drawn illustrations. There was an intermission between the two lessons in which Lisa talked about her studio and work. It was really, really well filmed and edited.
So – today I drew plants. With four herbs I bought at the weekend – I WILL master keeping plants alive – I had subjects. I really enjoyed it and was surprised how many differences there were between the herbs. Roll on the rest of the course.