Drawing from the Mind Painting from the Heart
I started a twelve week course called "Drawing from the Mind Painting from the Heart" by Annette Carroll Compton. It's an older book I found at a used book store a while back. One of the first lessons is "out of mind" drawings using a variety of mediums to see what you like working with the best and to test the imagination. Drawing things from memory, which I need to practice :) Above I used a grey marker, a lilac sharpie and a lavender ballpoint pen.
The next group of drawings were to be done with watercolor to see what drawing with paint was like. I like the softness of the edges and the overall image, but I like the control of the pen/pencil much better.
A mind exercise with simple contour lines around a still life. Definitely a challenge and I found plenty to do to stall before I started this ... :) but once I began I really enjoyed it and know it's great practice for seeing relationships between things. Progress for week one!