We are now halfway through my twelve month learning to draw series in Leisure Painter magazine, so it’s a good time to review and consolidate the skills already learned before progressing to more advanced concepts. So in the July issue, we practice drawing seashells, first with graphite pencils based on the 3D shapes we learned to draw in February; and then the technique of layering coloured pencils that was introduced in the June issue.
The August issue of the English art magazine Leisure Painter, continues my drawing series with an exploration of colour. Using coloured pencils, we experiment with drawing the three dimensional shapes of fruit on a variety of coloured papers.
In the September issue of Leisure Painter magazine, I introduce wet and dry techniques for drawing with water soluble pencils. To practise these techniques, follow along with me to draw a dramatic beech tree silhouette over a sunset sky.
Behind the Scenes
This is a sneak peak into the November and December issues of Leisure Painter magazine, where I present a 2 part drawing project on how to create dovetail butterfly using a variety of pencils.
“Dovetail Butterfly”, by Elena Parashko. Graphite, coloured and water soluble pencils on paper, 12 x 17 cm $190.
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