I have always wanted to sketch or paint beautifully. Sadly it does not come naturally for me. I can make an okay sketch, but not a wow sketch. I do believe though that for those of us to whom this skill does not come naturally we can still improve with practice. It's just a matter of finding the time and the inclination to practice when the results are not that inspiring.
My friend Sheila (who I met on Etsy... she sells her own clear stamps and copics... see her shop here) makes these amazing pencil 'paintings' of dogs... When I first saw one on her blog I thought it was a photograph. I still can't believe it is a pencil drawing.
Here is one of Sheila's drawings...
Isn't is amazing?!!!! Can you believe it is done with coloured pencils?
Sheila has some more pencil 'paintings' on her blog. They are amazing... please go and have a look and be in awe, like me.
Arabella Chickie in Lavrio, Greece