I originally started this blog as a working log for the OCA Drawing 1 course as part of the BA (Honors) in Painting. Due to unfortunate circumstances I have had to quit the degree programme but I will not let this stop me from continuing my art journey.

Before starting the Drawing 1 course I had only ever used a pencil or pen to draw with for sketches or studies for crude paintings, most of which I had painted when I was very young.

Following the OCA drawing course I learnt to draw with many different types of media, develop my skills as an artist and begin to see things differently.No longer do I simply look at someone’s face when I speak to them, I now begin to draw that person’s face in my mind.

I have started to see myself as an artist rather than someone who likes to draw.

Smig van Basterd

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  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I find it interesting that your blog is about drawing as I am just now learning to sketch. I have never taken the time to learn before, having come from a very small town where art was not even discussed, but I am finding it very enjoyable. I will be following along and coming back to your older posts as time permits as I am sure I will learn a lot.

    1. I’m sure u will, I have been learning drawing as part of the BA honors in painting aI have been following a course. Most of the blog posts explain the exercises so it should be easy enough to follow.

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