Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | January 20, 2017

A sketch a day Day 19 + 20

Day 19 is the Coneflower water-sketch.  The flower on the left was painted wet on dry-(paper) and the one on the right was wet on wet-(paper).  It did make a difference to the use of paints.  The right one flowed while the left one had edges to the petals.  An overall wash made them more alike..

I’m using a white paged sketch book but the background appears a different colour – probably due to the light of the day… or me.

 

 

 

 

Day 20  – I sketched another tree trunk, more my own drawing than the book one I began with.   Tomorrow I’ll be adding water colours to it.

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Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | January 20, 2017

1 Year’s stitches – Days 19 + 20

Day 19 – I added Satin stitch peaks with a variegated crochet thread…  and added more Pistil stitches to the petals of the flower on the right.  I like it better now.

 

Day 20 – Herringbone Square is a stitch in it’s own right.  You will find the link shows a second stitch that works as a combination.  Tomorrow I will make the second part and post it.

I’m following 1 Year’s stitches for the daily entries here.

Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | January 18, 2017

A Sketch a day – Days 17 + 18

Day 17 -Sketched from a library book ‘Collins Need to Know – drawing and sketching’, I drew the step-by-step tree trunks with a 4HB pencil.

I didn’t like the look of the central branch and altered it on the last trunk..maybe my perspective is improving.  Yes? No?

 

Day 18 followed up with bark from 3 trees.  The colours were really close those shown in the book.  Museum Aquarelle pencils and a waterproof Zig pen were used on the bark. A very light flooding of water completed the exercise.

Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | January 18, 2017

Are you ready for this, Susan?

I claimed I can’t draw and decided to show you sketches I did last October while visiting my DD3, who set me up with a sheet of paper, black lead pencil and a vase of tulips.

Her instructions were ..look Only at a flower and without removing the tip of the pencil from the paper at any time and draw said flower.

…and left me to get on with sketching.

This is my first attempt.

and the vase with stems.  disgusted with my effort I gave up, took the paper home with me to see if I could improve

looking more recognizable now, even a splash of colour

better again except for the right tulip that looks squashed

and finally

Ta Da!  In this I used Faber Castell watercolour pencils,  silver gel pen and a black waterproof Zig pen.

Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | January 18, 2017

1 Year’s stitches – Days 17 + 18

Yesterday I added 2 rows of Heavy Chain stitch.  Found on Queenie’s blog.

Today I added 2 rows of  Alternating Barred Chain and one row of Breton stitch found on Pintangle Stitch dictionary

1 Year’s stitches, free to join, can be found here

Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | January 16, 2017

A sketch a day – Day 16

As I woke this morning and opened my eyes, this is what I saw and thought ‘that would be good to draw..all straight lines’.  and so, here is my watercolour for today.

Though I will continue to sketch and embroider daily, I’m considering posting those projects every 2 or three days, instead of every day.

Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | January 16, 2017

1 Year’s stitches

A bunny popped into the garden today.  Made with single Rajmahal art silk threads.

Though he’s tiny it was hard to squeeze him between the plants without the threads catching on previous work.  I suppose I could say the stitches were long and short but honestly, they are just random while I was hoping for the best.

 

A Year’s stitches can be found here

Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | January 15, 2017

A Year’s stitches – Day 15

This is the overall work done from Day 1 to 15.

 

 

 

 

 

and here is a closeup of today’s flowers.  Brazilian threads – green leaf stitch in the fine Glory and Pistil stitch petals using  yellow Lola…a scrap of purple thread for the French knots.

The flowers looks a bit sad.  I think I’ll add more petals.

1 Year’s stitches can be found here

Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | January 14, 2017

A sketch a day- days 13 and 14

Busy, busy yesterday and so my Day 13 sketch was made at 9.45 last night.

I used a sketch from Dover publications to draw the Drone Bee, as I’m not yet up to creating my own.  HB2 pencil used here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 14.  and up early this morning to draw the yacht.

Unknown brand colour pencils and a HB2 blacklead.  Of course I used a picture – but it was tiny.

 

Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | January 14, 2017

1 Year’s stitches – Days 13 + 14

Day 13.       The stems here, using  2 strands of DMC thread, are made with Fern stitch

Simple and quick to do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 14.  I added Gate Stitch

to represent flowers.  Another simple and quick stitch to use.  2 strands of DMC.

I’m following 1 Year’s stitches which can be found in the link

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