After yesterdays day at ZICS, instead of doing a long blog post report on it I thought I’d break it down into three posts all saying three things in each, and today is three praises!!
1. ‘so cute’, ‘adorable’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘lovely’ It was great to receive these compliments as people looked at and read my mini comics. Every time I draw Australian wildlife I aim to make them extremely cute and adorable just like the beautiful animals themselves, so its always reassuring to hear these words directly from the public 🙂
2. ‘I like your style’
Thank you very much to the people who mentioned this. I think the more you draw on your artistic journey the more you discover about your style, and I love to draw Aussie animals. My style is cute Australian wildlife and I am glad it brings a smile to faces.
3. ‘Jolly and fun’
It was nice to have Sean Leahy visiting my table and having a good chat with him. Sean runs the Brisbane Painting and Drawing Group that I attend. Sean had been around most of the tables and said it was nice to read a mini comic that was jolly and fun.
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I must say I think I saw about 12 different dachshund dogs so couldn’t resist doing some sketches of those. We moved position into the park when the sun came out and then I proceeded to draw some funky trees.
As I look forward to the next sketching day out with my buddy on Sunday, here are two of the sketches that I created on our last outing. One of a water dragon, and one of an Ibis, both at City Botanic Gardens.
This Sunday we are adventuring into Roma St Parkland… Can’t wait!
Last month I joined the Brisbane Painting and Drawing Group which hold regular monthly drawing events which presented a great way to meet other artists and to enhance skills.
The group is run by the Courier Mail cartoonist Sean Leahy who is a great inspiration to watch as he draws. It was really encouraging to see him eagerly flicking through my sketchbook giving praise.
Two events I have been to so far are the life drawing evenings. A bit different to the traditional life drawing, as these feature local singers who sing a for an hour and a half as we draw them. I kind of like the creative cycle it forms from musical creativity fuelling our drawing creativity which in turn fuels their singing.