Drawing bright

Trying to get out of my dark creative rut gave me a world of opportunity to try and draw something completely out of my comfort zone.

This is my first time trying water on its own. I love some of the stock images of splashes and tried to use what I could find on the internet as a reference for this drawing.

It’s a first try, so I’m happy I had a go, but after waiting a few days to review the work I can see lots of opportunities for improvement. But, overall, it’s a new string in my bow and I’ll keep trying until I produce something that’s as accurate as I feel I can get.

I think my next drawing adventure will probably be another brighter piece. I don’t want to keep focussing on flowers and I really loved the change in colour palette for the splash.

I’d like to try some accurate faces, eyes, hands and feet, but I struggle with people and anatomy. I guess it’s something I’ll have to keep trying.

Next up I’d like to try something I can see in reality rather than using the internet as a reference. Maybe some foliage on a tree in the wind, a pathway or a beautiful plant. I’ll try and take some inspiration from what’s out of my windows!

Let me know what you think of my work so far and any thoughts or comments on the splash would be great!

Published by stephc2021

Hi! I'm Steph, an amateur writer and illustrator specialising in Mental Health and being a self-confessed Spoonie. My website is home to any successful fiction I create, with stories that have won so far covering difficult subjects such as baby loss and mental health in grief as well as some funny and heart-warming tales when I get the inspiration. Every drawing and picture on my website was created by me. I spend a lot of time coming up with illustrations to accompany all of my posts and pages. I try to create original content across all of my channels, whether I'm writing about my own fiction or just generally musing on mental health or my own issues. I want to be part of the change because I believe the understanding of MH in the UK is getting better, but has a very long way to go. By being honest about my own struggles and symptoms I think others will relate and hopefully it will encourage them to talk to someone and get the help and support they need. Long term my goal is to help children too, help them understand their own mental health and how to help with the mental health of those around them. I live in the UK with my partner, daughter and dog, I swear frequently and I adore a well made, traditional, gooey, chocolatey, delicious brownie.

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