I know it’s been a long while since I 1st posted about my taking Alisa Burke’s Sketchbook Delight class. Since early February, in fact, but as always happens, life got in the way of me trying to live my life! Actually, I got the flu and got derailed for a few weeks trying to play catch-up afterward. Now I’m finally back in class participation mode…thank gawd Alicia’s class is self-paced.
So, here’s a few little doodles I did for homework (top 3 images below). I used stuff I learned from Alicia’s class, but I also used this Zentangle technique. As far as I can tell, Zentangle is a systematic drawing technique using repetition and patterns. Here’s more about Zentangle.
In addition to taking Alicia’s class and playing around with Zentangle, I’ve also been reading The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain book by Betty Edwards. Just getting into it actually, but I’m hopeful that it’s really going to help me break free and be able to draw all that I get inspired by in the world.
Speaking of inspiration, I am also planning a trip next week to our local garden & conservatory. I have two goals for this excursion: get out of the house and experience some of the spring that exploding around me and to take some photographs I can use as inspiration for my drawing. Can’t wait for that…and I will be sharing, of course.
So, now it’s your turn.
What have you been doing lately to challenge yourself
or get outside your comfort zone?
Please share in the comments, I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to as well.
my homework for Alisa Burke’s Sketchbook Delight class.
I bought a set of Derwent Watercolor pencils for myself after experimenting with a smaller, less expensive set and realizing that I LOVE watercolor pencils! Early birthday present to myself. 😉
Here are some of Alisa Burke’s sketches as inspiration for us as all.
More of Alia’s colorful sketchbook. Alisa does offer other classes besides Sketchbook Delight. I’m not sure what the next scheduled class is, but here’s a list of what she offers.
I love this feather sketch by Alisa. I’m thoroughly been enjoying my experience with Sketchbook Delight and think Alisa’s been a great teacher. If you are at all interested in taking any of her classes, I say go for it!