We decided to take another beach trip today. It was really beautiful and I saw lot of amazing things that I definitely don’t have the skill to capture yet but will have to at least attempt sometime. I did bring my sketchbook with me though and ended up doing a bit of sketching on the beach since the water was a bit cold for my tastes. I used my watercolour sketchbook to keep working my way through that but sadly I didn’t bring my watercolour paints with me.
Maybe if I had paints or at least pastels or pencil crayons with me I would have worked up the courage to try a landscape. As it is though the beach is a wonderful place to practice figure drawing. I did some quick rough pencil sketches on the beach and then coloured them in when I got home. My subjects were still doing a bit of moving about as I was drawing them but in general people resting on the beach seem to do better at remaining stationary.
I didn’t forget about hand day either though. I was mostly focused on the beach goers but I did still find time to squeeze in a quick sketch of my hand. I tried to draw someone else’s hand while I had other subjects available but they decided to move it almost as soon as I started drawing it. It turns out that this is another pose I’ve done before, though I didn’t remember that at the time. I’m not so sure I improved much on this one since my last attempt and I didn’t put much effort into the colouring. Still, I’m making progress even if it is slow at times. It’s all just practice, practice, practice.