Drawing is a bit like eating sugar. The more I do it the more I crave it. I feel compelled to pick up my charcoal, or pencil, or pen, and draw as often as I can. This week I made my daily drawings in my sketchbook, as well as some larger pieces on my easel.
This was a blind contour drawing where I stopped occasionally to check my position. It is in one single line. This is such a great exercise which forces me to look more at the object than the paper. On the Creative Bug website they are having a Daily Drawing Challenge for the month of February. This drawing is from that challenge. I may not do the project every day, but only those days I am inspired by the demo.
Drawing spools of thread seemed easy enough, that is, until I tried to do it. As you can see, my proportions are off in several places. The drawing is a little wonky, but it was fun.
The lemons were a blind contour that I added to after I drew the outlines of the leaves and lemons. I played with two shading methods: stippling and cross hatching.
These owlets are from a photograph on office calendar. They are so sweet in the photo – fluffy and innocent. I haven’t captured them very well, but I enjoyed trying.
Today, I drew several views of a clothespin in ink with added watercolor pencil. I never thought that such a simple, everyday object would be so interesting to draw!
This week I also completed several drawings from an online class I am taking by Jeanne Oliver called Reflections: Paint Your Story. I made three drawings using graphite and charcoal. The last one is also graphite and charcoal, but I also added water.
This last one I quite like. I used a photo of my daughter for inspiration. While it doesn’t quite capture her likeness, I feel it does give a hint of her sparkle.