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Finally, the September Post!

I got out of practice again, but I can still squeeze September post for the actual month of September.

Here’s the roll:


So medium is: plain pencils (I ended up using one sharp 3B pencil for entire picture)

5 story cubes: apple, magic, lightening, house, masks. They all feel quite familiar, actually :))

I wanted to finish the picture before my husband and son return from their trip to the farmer’s market, so I decide not to overthink it and go with “a house that makes me think of magic and happiness” theme. I skipped the apple 😛

I also decided to step away from “painting entirely from my head” mindset and go a bit easier on myself to let me get back into painting. So I picked a “happy-magic-house” picture from my Flowers Cube Book ( 

Here’s the original picture:



(sorry for bad quality – as I said – trying to be quick! :D)

And this is what my attempt looks like:


Ta-da! It looks a bit less grey in real life and I rather like it. I like how soft pencils feel when they touch the paper and it kind of makes any drawing feel nice. I have battled with the perspective somewhat and correct proportion for the window. I do quite like how my “fuzzy” bunches of flowers turned out.

Overall, I think it was a good way to get back into drawing with just the right amount of challenge.

I have started watercolour classes, so fo the next 12 weeks I have a 2hr slot that is dedicated entirely for painting! yay!

I might write a separate post about classes. Hopefully extra practice will do me good.