Erin Green Author - blog
I mentioned in a previous post that I was drawing each day to improve my skills during Lent; we've all 'given up' enough this year. I usually opt for graphite pencils and sometimes incorporate watercolour for a splash of colour - I've leant by watching numerous talented artists on YouTube. I've included a couple of acrylic paintings and I might give charcoal another try in the coming weeks.
Sketching supports my writing as it offers me down time in a creative yet, constructive manner. Partway through most sketches, I'll need to make notes of a writing idea or details which have sprung to mind. I tend to sketch more whilst planning a novel than writing one but for now, I've drawn every day since Ash Wednesday. There's many more weeks to go until Easter, so who knows what will have developed by then.
I've purchased a painting-by-numbers canvas of my favourite bird - there's no way it'll be finished by Easter but I've included a photo. I'll update over the coming months until it's complete.