Thanks for popping in! Blogging on my phone is quite a challenge ! But if I can navigate 3 cameras when streaming Facebook Live every day, whilst doodling intricate hot air balloons – then blogging from a piddly little I-phone must be a cinch!
It never ceases to amaze me how much more there is to learn! In all my 61 years, I haven’t even started to scratch the surface!
This morning We tackled a new doodle: a hot air balloon. Started out with a big heart – and went from there. That’s how it works in my head; break down the object into easy shapes, then rebuild it. If I look at a house, I can see the house as is, or I can see the shapes that go together to make the house. The latter is the only way I could possible attempt to draw the house. Or anything else for that matter!
With the balloon, what I saw was a heart. So I drew the heart, then padded out the top – and hey presto ! Then it was just a question of pattern and decoration.
Here’s the sketching sequence from this morning. Or you can watch it develop on YouTube – whichever works best for you.
draw a heart first. Sorry. Forgot that picture!
Tomorrow we’ll finish the patterning, add the shading and learn the weaving doodle on the gondola. That should focus the mind!
I have to admit, these daily doodle sessions have fast become a vital part of my new routine, of my own coping mechanism. It is improving my drawing no end too!
Stay safe, keep calm and carry on crafting!
love and hugs