With winter upon us we’re into cold weather sketching routine, which means doing things indoors. Still, we like to sketch together and so, every year, we reserve a room at our local library and draw/paint Christmas cards. I’m not much of a card giver but this event is a lot of fun.
Sitting in a room without a subject wreaks havoc on my lack of imagination and this is reflected in my results. I’ve seen a lot of examples of a red vehicle carrying a Christmas tree and so that was my first stop. I found a volkswagen photo on my phone and went to work. This was the result:
I decided to draw a little house and remembered a few examples drawn by someone on Instagram. Sorry, but I can’t remember her name. Anyways, I drew this one from a memory of those little houses. Hers were better.
I thought about snow and got out some white gouache. The sole reason for this one was that I wanted to spatter white gouache to make snow because I’d never done it before. The rest was an afterthought.
As always, card-making day was fun, with lots of laughs and time with good friends. The cards produced weren’t the real goal anyway.