My art challenge was to copy a photograph of a tulip and background foliage and use soft pastels. I started art classes in February so am a real novice.
Below is the photograph to be copied.
To start with I did a sketch. I did several sketches and trial drawings
Last Friday I drew the small tulips as a mark of respect for New Zealand, I was happy with them. I drew at tulip for practise – I think that was ok.
Yesterday I had another go at the challenge and couldn’t seem to get the shapes and blending right for the leaves etc.
This morning I had another go. The tutor did say that the colours don’t have to exactly match and also not to worry about several white blotches. I really like today’s effort but still can’t get it right.
I am open to constructive criticism and any hints from the artist who read my blogs. I am a Virgo and always aim for perfection. Am I being too hard on myself ?. I value your comments please and will not be offended.
Have a great day
Cheers Ally xx 🙂
PS: Thanks to everyone for your compliments, encouragement and helpful hints on improving my challenge…..I am grateful. I have made some changes to the last drawing and now have decided to leave it at that. I will take it to the class next week. Cheers everyone xo
Update: I attending art class today. The tutor gave me a pleasing critique of my work, it could do with a couple of minor improvements. I am so happy 🙂 🙂 🙂
The class stops now until April 23rd for Easter and School Holidays. After the holiday’s we start on Watercolours.
Homework for during the next 4 weeks is to create a picture with any type of medium on A3 , it needs to take up the whole page.
I might decide to paint Autumn in Australia or the rainbow lorikeet that visited my backyard.