Berries - WIP

Another update on this picture. It might be done by Christmas!
You will have to excuse the quality of the picture as it was taken by camera phone while at class because I didn't think I would get an opportunity to take one at home.
The strawberry itself is a new challenge for me as it has lots of tiny seeds in it. It will be interesting to see how it turns out in the end.

Berries - WIP - Raspberry

Here it is, the raspberry, finally finished! It only took me 3 hours to do this one little berry and it is no bigger then 2cm!I may yet put on some shadows though to give it a better look.

Next is the blackberry! Followed by the strawberry (lots of seeds on this strawberry), and finally the cherry.

I did no sewing today, I may pick that back up tomorrow. I have a dress/shirt that I want to make. It will be ideal for summer/spring.

Hopefully it won't be another 2 weeks before the next update! (On the drawing that is)

WIP - Berries

That small amount of colour took me 15 minutes - 30 minutes to do. Fortunately I am enjoying this so far.
Apart from the odd dabble in colour sketching, I have been flat out with business stuff lately. Well, not flat out but busy just the same. Tomorrow, Tuesday will be busy and flat out.
We also managed to squeeze in a visit to the nearby DIY dog wash. I saw the kids for a few minutes before they took off exploring the pet shop that it was at. The idea of the DIY dog wash is similar to the DIY car wash places. It has similar dial control box and time method. And it is quick easy and will easily work out cheaper then having the dog wash people come here, not that I did that. It is also amusing. I am sure Raz looked a whole lot better when she came out, especially after having her hair done with the hair dryer.
Tonight I am off to collect bread, then hurridly say happy birthday to my mum as I drop bread off to her, before being home in time for the regular pick ups that will turn up.
Oh, we have to have dinner sometime also. Pork and pear stew.
Time to make sure that is all going well, dash down to the shop for something nice (for my mum of course), get bread, etc etc.

WIP - Berries

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This is my latest piece which I started at art class today. I spent at least an hour drawing the berries, as pre-lim sketches and they still weren't right. I fixed them up just a few minutes ago though and I am happy with how they look so far. I spent the rest of my class time doing coloured pencil swatches on a piece of paper of the same quality as the one I am drawing on, as well as mixing the colours (one over the other) to get them just right. For the blackberry, it only needed two goes at getting the colour right. The raspberry needed a few more tries then that. The cherry and strawberry were easy as I was getting the hang on this by now. The cherry stem only required two goes and that was mainly due to the thickness of the dark colour line.

I may start adding colour onto it this week, though I do want to get onto some more sewing if I can.

I finally finished J9's good pants. They are made of a heavy duty cotton, brown with a pink stripe down either outer side and pink hidden side pockets. It also has an elastic waist as she is really into the easy on type pants. She likes it, which is great! This means it will get worn.

Some other projects I want to get done - fix up my brown satin pj's (need to take them in), make a sports shirt, long sleeve charcoal top, knickers.......

The list goes on and on, some things stay the same, and some change.

Duck Is Done

The duck is done. I can't do anymore on it. As it was I had a lot of help from my teacher in getting the back done. I am still trying to get my head around the fact that it doesn't need to be exactly the same. Due to this fact I do not get a lot of satisfaction from my work.
I think this class will be good for me as it will hopefully teach me to get over myself!
Anyhow, enjoy!

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