Even though I haven’t had the time to devote myself to any diligent study of drawing or painting, I always find time to dabble a little just for fun. Here is just a sampling of my favorite results.
I finally decided to start filling in my favorite coloring book, Rackham’s Fairy Tale Coloring Book. I’ve been intimidated by this gorgeously illustrated book for a long time, but I am pleased with how my initial colorings have come out.
This is how the inside flap is filled in by Arthur Rackham himself:
I tried to copy his work as closely as possible with my color pencils:
Side by side just because I am so proud:
Before that, I decided to play with water colors. I tried some different techniques, to varying degrees of success. These next few samples represent the range of my experiments.
This summer I plan to work through a few independent drawing courses and work on my water color skills with a friend. I plan to scout out every tutorial on the web, and end my summer wholly improved in my favorite hobby.