I've learnt some exciting new techniques this week. I'm taking the new Sketchbook Skool course at the moment, and while I found all of the classes and lessons very inspiring, I especially loved this week's class. Because of the ideas and techniques that are not your "usual" drawing and sketching stuff. I especially loved the transfer techniques, creating more unusual and expressive lines.
If only there wasn't the oil paint medium issue for one of the transfer techniques! The one I used (and that was supposed to be odourless) made my eyes water and gave me a headache for hours, as the smell lingered on in my home, until I took everything outside to throw away. I have to experiment more with this and find something that works better.
I'm also continuing my (almost) daily sketching practice. There's so many things I'm doing at the moment, another online class (that hasn't got anything to do with drawing or painting, but is very exciting too) that are taking up my time at the moment, but there's always 10 minutes to squeeze in, in the evening or in my lunch break. I went to the cafeteria and the main library this week.
The one below was also inspired by a Sketchbook Skool class. I was thrilled to see that Felix Scheinberger was a teacher in this course, and I totally enjoyed his watercolour lessons and watching him paint. I've always loved watercolours but more often than not felt frustrated with them. This year, I'm finally learning how to use them. Well, I'm determined to, anyway.