Tuesday 6 December 2011

Day :: Six

Towards the end of the summer I signed up for the creative sketchbook course with Linda and Laura Kemshall. I thought it would be a good complement to my degree work and keep me drawing and working in a sketchbook which is something I tend to let slip. The course is well designed and well written and the combination of workbook and videos make it easy to follow.

But despite my best intentions I never really got beyond the first few pages.

As you already know, I was struggling to keep up with the stuff I had to do, never mind the stuff I wanted to do, so the sketchbook was put aside... not quite forgotten but certainly ignored.

So it has been a real pleasure to be able pick it up again in the past week or so.

Progress is slow but I'm managing to work a little and often.

I've been given excellent support from my tutor Laura...

And more than a little encouragement from seeing the super work that Jill has produced.Who knows... I might even make it to the second module by January and get to work in colour!


  1. It's good to be able to pick it up and put it down as you need to. And I'm glad you're finding more time these days!

  2. Laura was my tutor for C&G Sketchbooks and both she and Linda are hugely supportive of what people achieve so I'm not surprised you are enjoying the course. Now you're doing it for your own pleasure you'll probably get the bit between your teeth and catch everyone else up.

  3. Beautiful work Gina -- I hope you continue to find a little time to work in your sketchbook!

  4. Gina, I do like the look of these pages from your sketchbook. Isn't it good to take a longer than usual look at something a bit familiar, to really see it with new eyes, and to translate that experience to paper? It always seems a bit magical to me.

    Thank you for your comment about the possibility of that lace show's traveling.


  5. very clever drawings Gina. I particularly like your knife, fork and spoon which look very realistic. I'm not continuing with my evening class. been hugely uninspired and felt a lack of guidance. one day will save up enough pennies to take this one!

  6. I love these - very simple but ever so good. I've been wanting to try tonal drawings in class, so this is just the inspiration we all need to pick up our pencils! Thank you!

  7. I'm doing this course as well, had to put it on hold for a bit but getting back into it. Isn't it amazing what you can do with simple items.

  8. Terrific fork work Gina. I'm just revisiting some cutlery!
    It is a great subject for observational work.

  9. Wonderful drawings Gina. I love the work of Laura and Linda Kemshall and often browse their website and blogs.

  10. A masters and a C&G course, I thought it was just me that tried to do everything. Looking forward to seeing more of your sketchbook work.


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