Tuesday, 23 August 2011

"O" is for OCA... an update

Still working on Assignment One of the OCA Textiles Degree but plugging on and trying to make myself sketch. Last night's exciting subjects were my living room lamp and a felted basket with some spinning bobbins in! In a rash departure from pens/pencils I went full-on mad and got out the coloured pencils! Phew! I set myself a target of no edges as I'm a bit of a one for drawing the outline then filling it in - a throwback to kid's colouring books I think. It wasn't an outstanding success but a start at least. The DS is being awesomely encouraging and keeps telling me not to get behind with sketching as it is really important. Mrs Bleakley (Will's art teacher) has obviously done a good job there!

If you promise not to laugh I'll post pics of the sketches - hopefully you can tell which is which (!) but I warn you, they really are dire   : (  

Thank goodness my dyeing skills exceed my drawing skills is all I can say.....

 (ps. There are lots more sketches but I don't want to scare you all away! - and the separate OCA blog is under construction).

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Tracey Todhunter said...

I'm amazed you found time to sketch! Hope you are enjoying the course though.

Crobbles said...

They look great. A sketch book is a place to practice, play and trial. The more you do the better it will get and you will be able to look back and see the growth :-)
Must get my sketch book blog up and running again. Thanks for the reminder.

V x

GirlAnachronismE said...

Wow, I have to say, since you didn't draw any outlines, that those are amazing sketches! I couldn't have done that wel, even if I had drawn the outlines then coloured them in. I hope the course is going well =)

Debbie said...

Thanks for all the encouraging comments : ))

Did more sketching on hols and had a first try at watercolour - much harder than I thought but easier when I found a "how-to" book for a massive £2.99 in the sale at a lovely Cornish bookshop!

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