Friday, July 06, 2007
So on to the original topic; One common thread in all of the drawing blogs I find is that they contain nude drawings. I'm not entirely convinced either way on the subject of drawing nudes for study purposes (I'm sure somewhere down the road I will figure it out), but I don't intend to draw them now and I certainly don't intend to have any nudes on my blog. So look with relative safety! I'm a beginner. A lot of times my drawings don't end up looking like the subject. At the moment, I'm having a difficult time drawing heads/faces. Clothing is really fun to draw, but when it comes to putting a face on someone I freeze up and while they might look remotely like a human being, they don't look like the person.
I'm not going to start blogging artwork because I need affirmation, and if you don't want to comment on it that's fine. I just enjoy looking at blogs of drawings so much I thought I ought to share some of my own in hopes that someone else will be inspired or be prompted to look at art in a new light.
Soo..expect, later today, some pictures of pencil or charcoal drawings I've been working on. Don't hold your breath :p
Ok...it's later today! I keep most of my current art in this red binder, and I keep my Drawing With the Right Side of The Brain in there as well. I still haven't done all of the exercises in there.
Here's a face I drew some months ago (maybe a year, even?!), as instructed in the book to have as a before drawing. It's relatively flat and not at all lifelike.
A few months later, it was getting a liiiittle better.
I got a book from the library by Marsha Hunt called What We Wore. It's all about fashions from the 30s and 40s (maybe some 50s too?). I picked out something with a few shadows to draw because I find that a lot easier! The more shadows the better, I think.
And finally, I was looking around for something to draw and I saw a pattern for a skirt with a girl on the front modeling it.