Sketchbook Corner

One of my favorite features here on Keep Your Feet is Sketchbook Corner.  Since I’m participating in Blogging 101, I feel like I should explain the history of these posts.  They began sometime last fall during school.  Unless the class is completely gripping, I usually find myself needing to do something to do with my hands.  I took up doodling in the margins.  Eventually, I was struck by a thought: Why not share these on the blog?

Thus, Sketchbook Corner was born.  Every couple of months, I like to share the art I’ve been working on.  I’m no studio art major… just a self-taught artist who enjoys creating things.  My primary medium has always been pencils–I’ve been drawing for over ten years.  Over the past year, though, I’ve expanded into watercolors!

At least once a week, I put in a movie and settle down with my paints.  It’s a wonderful way to relax after a long day of work.  I enter my own little world and, for a while, time stops.  I’m always completely shocked when an episode of a show ends–did an hour really just pass?

Enough rambling from me… here is the art!

I’ve recently taken up colored pencils again and have been revisiting some old doodles in my sketchbook.  Here are some colored ones below:

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Top left: Ginny Weasley Bottom left: Random mermaid Right: Some of my original characters

I really enjoy painting bookmarks–they’re functional and make for great gifts!  Normally I paint people, but have recently pushed myself into the realm of flowers.  My dad told me that if I can find a way to market them, I could make larger flower paintings and sell them at our family’s apple orchard store in the fall!

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Other paintings… Be sure to click into the gallery to see my comments about them!

Stay tuned for another Sketchbook Corner in a month or so.  Thanks for stopping by!

7 thoughts on “Sketchbook Corner

  1. brittabottle June 14, 2015 / 10:15 pm

    The flowers are gorgeous, Amelia! I definitely think people would like to buy larger versions of them. It would be so cool for you to sell them at your family’s store. People love buying local art when they visit places…and local art from one of the family at the apple orchard would be an extra special treat. 🙂

  2. Amanda Livingston June 16, 2015 / 10:51 am

    Amelia your illustrations are beautiful. I love love love the watercolor.

    • Amelia June 16, 2015 / 5:29 pm

      Thanks so much, Amanda!! 🙂

  3. gingeralicia88 June 16, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    I agree with your Dad about the flowers. They’re great! I think you could also probably sell them as bookmarks and maybe postcards as well. 🙂

    • Amelia June 16, 2015 / 5:31 pm

      Thanks, Alicia, for the great feedback! I’m definitely going to put more effort into them to make them marketable.

  4. thehopefulwayfarer June 20, 2015 / 10:28 am

    I love your paintings! Those flowers are really beautiful, and those drawings of the people look amazing as well! 🙂

    • Amelia June 20, 2015 / 4:15 pm

      Thanks so much!! 🙂

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