DIY Sketchbook Webinar – May 2019

DIY Sketchbook Webinar – May 2019

Thank you so much to everyone who joined me for my Webinar today!

We had a RECORD NUMBER of attendees from around the world which is extremely exciting. 🙂

In case you missed, it, here’s the replay for your viewing pleasure. The password is just below the video.

Remember to:

  • take notes if you need to,
  • google if I’m ‘speaking Australian’ and you need to check something, and
  • stay til the end to get the link to this month’s Free Gift!

DIY Sketchbooks – Webinar Replay May 2019
Length: 1:00:14
Password: outandabout

REVIEW – Dare to Sketch by Felix Scheinberger

REVIEW – Dare to Sketch by Felix Scheinberger

I have found this to be a terrific book, full of bite-sized inspirational lessons that you can use in your sketchbook straight away.

Scheinberger’s use of expressive line and restrained colour is delightful in its loose details.

Of particular interest is the section on Travel Drawing – I love that he not only points out things to look for and draw while travelling, but also that the interactions with locals are quite different when drawing, and often more memorable.

I want to take this book with me every day at the moment.

Dare to Sketch: A Guide to Drawing on the Go

Urban Watercolor Sketching: A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color

https://amzn.to/2VKIz8y

This is just one of many books I plan to review this year – see you for the next one 🙂

Anna

Happy New Year! I’m going to Fill a Book!

Happy New Year! I’m going to Fill a Book!

I hope you’ve had a lovely start to the new year!

I’ve felt a little discombobulated to tell you the truth… I think it’s from trying to take a break, but having a whole bunch of ideas for the new year in my head at the same time… and having the kids at home is wonderful.

One thing I do want to improve this year is my drawing and composition skills, so I have taken on a project that I HOPE will be a little less daunting than a 365 project, called ‘anna fills a book’. It even has its’ own instagram account, so it really is real.

I know this mightn’t come as a huge surprise to many, but I like doing a lot of things at once. Which isn’t really conducive to starting and finishing a sketch book.

And, even since starting this on the first of January, I’ve drawn and painted in 3 different books – I’m still adjusting to having an ‘offsite studio’ I think and things aren’t always where I think they are. So now I already have three books to fill!

The beauty of a book is that it gets to be closed. It doesn’t have to be perfect or hang on a wall. I can experiment with colours, mediums and techniques and I can work on concepts and ideas that might work in future paintings, Paint Alongs or workshops.

The insta account just keeps me accountable and encourages me to paint every day. And if I miss a day or two, that’s ok. I will do my best to catch up. But the goal is to simply fill the book.

If you’d like to join in, just use the hashtag #fillabookwithanna and I’ll see you on Insta.

Here’s cheers to 2017!