This is my first watercolour from my Imaginary Trip To Ireland: I have a lot to learn!!
I bought a couple of books to encourage me to start carrying a sketchbook with me. An Illustrated Life by Danny Gregory and Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists by Carla Sonheim. I find I have a real block to sketching - most of my art actually but sketching is a big one. I have no confidence in my ability and I find when I am out I don't know what to sketch. I really want to move past this and I think Imaginary Trip to Ireland might help me with this. We are learning to edit what we see and just sketch the most important parts. Self-confidence really is the key to success and any parent or teacher who can instill this in their children will give them the greatest gift possible. Also, I find the city is not very inspiring to me and feel I have shut myself down a lot because of the noise and crowds. I do so long for the country where you can hear birds sing and see flowers and the sky. However, I am here and I will search for things to sketch and move myself through this frustrating block.