New drawing and painting class in Ormskirk

Would you like to learn to draw and paint?

I'm starting a brand new class in Aughton, Ormskirk, on Thursday afternoons for adult beginners.

It will be £8 for 2 hours tuition per week, payable in 6 week blocks. I need a minimum of 6 people to start the class, and to make sure that everyone gets enough personal attention there will be a maximum of 12 places on the course.

Pop over to Stephanie Guy Fine Art on facebook or scroll through my blog to browse my style and get in touch here or by email: to sign up for the class!

2016's sketch diary is completely different to 2015's

By sheer determination and stubbornness, I made it to the end of my 2015 sketch diary. One quick 5 minute pen sketch every day...well OK, I didn't manage to do them all on exactly the right days but I was never more than 3 days behind at any one time. And I didn't use a timer so some of them may have overrun their allocated 5 minutes, although not by much. 

But I did get bored. By October I was very definitely fed up with just doing pen sketches, but felt that I had gotten so far so must continue to the end in that style. 

This year, to save myself from the boredom aspect, I have decided to vary my sketches. Sometimes colour, sometimes pencil, sometimes pen. Sometimes watercolour, sometimes coloured pencil, sometimes acrylic ink pen. Who knows, maybe even some glitter will make it's way into this one! 

The idea is for it to be fun, however that may be achieved.

Oh and this one will include a words to record feelings and other such stuff.

Here is my start:

If you wish to see last year's diary in all its glory, follow this link

Do you draw a diary? I'd love to see it - do please leave your link in the comments below.

Sketch diary 2015 by Stephanie Guy

This is my complete sketch diary for 2015 and phew, what a task that was! By October I was definitely finding it a challenge to keep going, but I am SO glad that I did. My diary for 2016 is very different, I have a two page spread per week with no minimum number of sketches and no maximum time per sketch and I'm hoping that this will stop me from getting bored with it.