I can't believe another week has gone by so fast! The last 2 weeks of our 1st school term are always crazy, but this year it's even crazier! We have 3 days next week as Thurs 21st is a Public Holiday and Friday is a school holiday...and the last week school breaks up on Thursday as Friday is Good Friday! Our Nippers all have Bootcamp next week as well: training every night from 5-6:30, with dinner provided and then a sleepover on the Saturday as the following weekend is South African Nipper Nationals in Durban!
(And then after all of that, it's back to school!
Phew! I finally finished my pencil drawing of a White-fronted Bee-eater. I usually draw flowers - I'm a lover of bright colours-but this bird got my attention, so....
|This is the picture in our Country Life magazine.|
|Stage 1: the sketch|
|Stage 2: colour added with Inktense and Graphitint pencils and then watered. I then got stuck into the head with the dry pencils...|
|Stage 3: the body, using layers of dry pencil and lots of little feathery strokes...|
|Stage 4: the finished branch and bird!|
I wasn't so sure of the Challenge this week from the Diva....I had a few ideas, but none worked. It was the Enthusiastic Artist who finally gave me the inspiration I needed to complete my tangle. (I even used one of her strings!) I'm really chuffed the way it turned out...AND...I used a few new tangles too!
|Challenge #109: tink, scallops(with a Penny variation), paizel, twile|
Now to find another picture to draw with my pencils...! I have found some awesome photos on Eden Elle's Pinterest page. (She's the Draw, Doodle and Decorate lady, and I LOVE her blog - She has so many wonderful ideas!)