If you saw one of my recent posts, you may remember that I'd decided to join in with new weekly art get together #scribblepicnic in an attempt to practise and improve my ability to sketch.  Give me chocolate, buttercream and some gold spray and I'm normally fine, but give me a pencil and it can go a bit pear-shaped.  Today's Scribble Picnic theme is "octopus" and I had a couple of tries.  This is the first.  It looked like an interesting marine scene to draw, but is now known in the family as "Fish Sniffing Octopus"! I quite like the fish, but any advice on how to shade would be appreciated.  I find this quite hard.  If you have any octopus pics (sketches, cakes, etc) why not share them too.  I'll post the second in a minute.
#octopus#fish#sketch#sketching#shading#pencil#art#practice
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  • bakemecrazy66If you saw one of my recent posts, you may remember that I'd decided to join in with new weekly art get together #scribblepicnic in an attempt to practise and improve my ability to sketch. Give me chocolate, buttercream and some gold spray and I'm normally fine, but give me a pencil and it can go a bit pear-shaped. Today's Scribble Picnic theme is "octopus" and I had a couple of tries. This is the first. It looked like an interesting marine scene to draw, but is now known in the family as "Fish Sniffing Octopus"! I quite like the fish, but any advice on how to shade would be appreciated. I find this quite hard. If you have any octopus pics (sketches, cakes, etc) why not share them too. I'll post the second in a minute.
    #octopus#fish#sketch#sketching#shading#pencil#art#practice

  • dotty_hillWow! I really have no advice as I think this is fabulous and can't believe u can draw so well when, like you said, u excel in buttercream etc. ha, I certainly could not have done that level in cakes!! Great job and thank you so much for playing along! Off to look at your other one now which I thankfully saw due to the hashtag. U might want to tAg my too to ensure I see it in the future. Again, thank you!
  • bakemecrazy66Many thanks @dotty_hill - great fun just to sit and focus on a theme for a while. I'll be working on my shading for next week! 😊😊😊
  • alexandrasillosLove the detail of the suction cups!!
  • bakemecrazy66Many thanks @alexandrasillos! 😊😊😊
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