Today I’m kicking off another Group Run-through of Foundations – yay!
As always I’m really excited to be going through the lessons again and to be hanging out with the incredible SketchingNow community that forms inside the classroom.
Lesson 1 is all about getting to know and love our materials. It’s really easy to buy lots of art supplies and never end up using them, isn’t it?
Just because someone else loves a particular item doesn’t mean that it will work for us! We have to put in the time to get to know our materials and tools so that we can work out whether they will be a good fit for us. This is what we’ll be doing in the coming week inside the Foundations course.
The ‘seasoned sketchers’ challenge for Lesson 1 is to spend a week sketching with something from our kits that we don’t use much.
So I did a little review of my kit and found three rarely used items:
A. A fine nib fountain pen (Pilot desk pen) with De Atramentis Urban Grey ink
B. A flat brush – R4 (1/4 inch sable one stroke) by Rosemary & Co brushes
C. My watercolour pencils (Faber Castell Albrecht Durer – full collection is here)
So what do you think? Which should I use?
I would love to hear your opinion in the comments section below.
Note: It’s not too late to join the Group Run-through – find out more here.
And… if you’ve signed up for Foundations at any time you can be part of this Group Run-through for free! Simply visit the Foundations classroom for instructions on how to join.