The old homestead in Aylmer Quebec. Pen and watercolour on Canson watercolor 300g paper using a Lamy Safari <EF> fountain pen.
This is the first page in my sketchbook kept on my desk. A Robert Bateman, Cover Series 8.5″ x 11″, 110 LB white paper 100% recycled paper. It’s there handy on my desk, where it is being used daily for taking notes, doodling and sketching.
Well, it’s been a while I know. A year and nine months since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic and it’s not over yet. During these lockdowns and stay home times, I’ve been spending many, many hours with online tutorials and watching live videos, all on the subject of making art. Every day of the week, YouTube and Instagram has something for my creative self. I am so thankful for technology, we are able to stay connected with artists around the world! Making art is good for your mind and soul, something we can all use during these crazy times.
Here is a list of my favorite online recorded and live streams.
Sketchbook Skool – Student Bulletin
Draw Tip Tuesday with Koosje Koene
Q & Art Live.
Draw With Me Live Drawing Party
Draw With Me with Danny Gregory
Urban Sketchers USK Talk with Rob Sketcherman
Bardot Brush Stay Home and Draw
Draftsmen with Stan and Marshall
Etchr Studio Live Demos
Drawing Together with Scott Maier Live
Urban Sketching World
Gwartzman’s Art Supplies with Jackie G (Live showing of store’s art supplies)
The Unexpected Gypsy
In this sketchbook, I am filling it with drawings of my art supplies on hand. I’m still working on this one, with more of my favourite things yet to be sketched!