I am blessed to have a really good art teacher, and at the moment we are doing a mini project on drawing. In our lesson I tried doing a still life with books and a model boat using sketching pencils, and I was pleased with the way it turned out. (The writing in the corner were my notes from the lesson: Pencil drawing 1. Measure, 2. Outline → shapes → form, 3. Details → lines → shade.)
For my first time using drawing pens for an observational drawing, I chose to sketch the books from the first picture. I was quite nervous at first, but as I gained confidence I got better. I'm exited to try some more pen drawings now!
Our homework was just to practice drawing, so every morning before I start work I sketch something, either from a photo, still life, or an idea in my head. This is my favourite so far.
Faith, my teacher, has a website: http://artwithfaith.weebly.com. If you are thinking of art lessons, check the website out. She is a really good teacher, very patient and encouraging. She teaches the principles of art and introduces new techniques and helps you to think critically about artworks. Look out for some of my pictures in the gallery!