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Daily Sketching Part Four

May 7, 2015

It’s six weeks since I last posted some of my sketches. Although I do mark making every day some of my designs have become more intricate and have taken much longer to complete. The other thing I noticed is that I now like working on multiple sketches. So sometimes I’ll create the background of a new sketching spread and come back to it at a later date.

For new readers, here are some more of my older sketches.

This piece here below was inspired by seeing some funky tiles. After completing all squares I had this urge to now work further into each square. I know this sounds funny. I first have to make a coloured copy before attempting this. The other thing is that some squares could work as a bigger piece on their own, so lots of food for thought.

daily sketching part four - colourliving

daily sketching part four - colourliving

daily sketching part four - colourliving

I started this before Easter and the inspiration came from… err… Easter eggs. This took ABSOLUTE ages to finish, well beyond Easter:-) never mind… now I see them as little jewel eggs. In fact it would be fun to enlarge this or maybe even make a painting.

daily sketching part four - colourliving

daily sketching part four - colourliving

daily sketching part four - colourliving

A little sketch of St Paul’s Cathedral while sitting in the members café of Tate Modern.

daily sketching part four - colourliving

The wonderful Sonja Delaunay exhibition inspired me to do the following sketchbook spread. I just loved the exhibition and can’t wait to return.

daily sketching part four - colourliving

daily sketching part four - colourliving

daily sketching part four - colourliving

This next piece is a close representation of one of Sonja Delaunay’s paintings. I wanted to try and copy it to understand her amazing sense of colour and composition.

daily sketching part four - colourliving

daily sketching part four - colourliving

daily sketching part four - colourliving

A bit of doodling while watching some TV.

daily sketching part four - colourliving

daily sketching part four - colourliving

The weekend of de-cluttering my office space inspired this next piece. All I saw was papers and magazines galore. This works on its own but I would like to take it a step further.

daily sketching part four - colourliving

daily sketching part four - colourliving

An unfinished piece in my sketchbook.

daily sketching part four - colourliving

This here was based on some pumpkins and squash I saw. I decided to draw the background and come back later to see what to do with it.

daily sketching part four - colourliving

daily sketching part four - colourliving

daily sketching part four - colourliving

While tidying up, I came across a box of beads I had. This inspired the next spread in my sketchbook.

daily sketching part four - colourliving

daily sketching part four - colourliving

daily sketching part four - colourliving

And finally a little bit of inspiration from precious stones, adapted and unfinished.

daily sketching part four - colourliving

daily sketching part four - colourliving

daily sketching part four - colourliving

As ever, I’m very greatful for all the lovely comments and continuous support.

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10 Comments

  • Reply anne chung May 7, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Awesome and inspiring. I, too, feel like taking out my paint box and paint.

    • Reply tina May 8, 2015 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you so much… please do, it’s fun, liberating and therapeutical.

      Thank you for stopping by.

  • Reply Holly May 7, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Wow, a lot has happened in your sketching universe in 6 weeks Tina! All wonderful and different from each other, but so very much colourliving style! I really love the last one, precious stones. It gives me a warm feeling. And I LOVE how you did the sky in the one of St. Paul’s. Fantastic 🙂

    xoxo

    • Reply tina May 8, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      I don’t know. Sometimes I feel it hasn’t!

      The precious stone is the last I did and I must admit it cheers me up when it’s great outside. The colours kind of shine. Thank you sis for your support xx

  • Reply Catherine @ farmhousehome May 13, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Wow your talent and attention to detail shine through in these sketches. LOVE precious stones, the gold and pink! I’m in awe that you can produce ‘a little sketch of St Paul’s’ while sitting in the Tate Modern cafe, totally awesome. XX

    • Reply tina May 25, 2015 at 12:54 am

      Thank you so much Catherine.
      Lately I’ve been struggling a little with my sketching. Hope it’s just a phase:-) Thank you for the ongoing support xx

  • Reply Alison Sye May 13, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Just wonderful, Tina. Looking forward to seeing what you do next xx

    • Reply tina May 25, 2015 at 12:55 am

      Thank you Alison.
      I feel I need to move on to another level but don’t know how to yet… xx

  • Reply Jocelyn Hefner May 20, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    WOW! Just, wow! You continue to amaze me with your sketching, Tina. I can imagine your sketches as wallpaper in Sketch! xoxo

  • Reply tina May 25, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Ha. Thank you so much for that compliment. I somehow don’t think they are good enough for ‘Sketch’ but thank you anyhow.

    I need to be a little more tidy with my sketching. Sometimes I just doodle rather than plan it all out:-)) xx

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