Wednesday, May 7, 2014

From the Land of Faeries to Mermaids...

This week I've started working on my Sketch of the Day series again. I took a slight hiatus, but am back on track now. I'm not sure why, but my mind has been particularly filled with images of faeries lately. Just lots of wings flying about in my head! The only exception is the last one in this blog post. After so many faeries I threw in a mermaid just for fun.

As expected, some sketches I like better than others, but I am trying not to dwell on that as much. This series is about creating, not about creating masterpieces! I always find myself focusing too much on being a perfectionist and have thrown away countless pieces because of it!

April 30th, 2014

May 1st, 2014

May 2nd, 2014

May 3rd, 2014
Are you your own worst critic? We often hear that 'one man's trash is another man's treasure' ,but do we apply this concept to our art? I have often found that when I post a piece that I'm not particularly satisfied with, I receive a comment from someone who is moved by, or in love with the piece. For this reason, I ignore my own inner struggles with my pieces and just post them anyway. I create with the hope that I will give someone a bit of joy, hope or beauty and that's not always going to come from the pieces that I think they should.
To see more of my Sketch a Day series, check out my blog post 'Practice Makes Perfect'.


  1. I love mermaids too. Your drawings are wonderful.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment, Heather. It's always nice to meet another mermaid lover. :)

  2. Rebecca thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog! Such kind words! I thought I'd skip across to see what you do and I just love your fairies! Funnily enough I've been thinking of doing a little series of fairy paintings, but when ever I draw them out I am never happy with them! Yours are perfect and you are right about ignoring that voice of doubt! :0)

    1. Sandra, Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog! I would absolutely LOVE to see you do a series of fairy paintings! I feel certain that this would be a perfect example of needing to ignore that inner voice. You might not be happy with your fairies, but others will get great joy from them. :)