My Adventures In Art

Tag: Faces

Day 32: Barbells, woman looking to the side

Woman looking

I bought some proper arty paper home from my first drawing class. Time to draw on it rather than in my lined exercise book, which is for writing really, not drawing. But I’ve got used to the paper and I don’t like using this new stuff. It’s too grainy. Maybe it’s just a case of sticking […]

Day 30, 31: My first drawing class

Trying out pencil shading

My first drawing class. We mostly tried out different pencils. But first… Drawing Boards We were told to draw on a drawing board. The reason is: if you draw on a drawing board your direction of view is at right angles to the drawing plain. If it’s on the table in front of you it’s at an angle, […]

Day 29: Copying Matisse, trying to emulate Morandi

Copying Matisse

What have I learned today? Getting things in proportion is a big part of the battle. Maybe the most important part. If you can get things in proportion you’ve virtually won, whatever style you are drawing with. With the woman  the hands are too small, and the head is too big. In the original, even […]

Day 28: A pan, a man, two doll faces

Drawing of man smoking

Had another go at the cross-hatched pan from yesterday. I was trying to make it less “busy”. I don’t think I succeeded. I turned the pan round so I didn’t have to contend with the spout which just looked wrong, but the picture looked just as busy, and just not right, or not as satisfying […]

Day 23: Head torch, Donald Trump, surfer, dish brush, and one-line drawings

Surfer in silhouette

Drawing things just takes time and patience. You need to look at the shapes and draw those not what you think is there. I find myself thinking what the object should look like because of my knowledge of the object, rather than drawing what I see. It’s an easy trap to fall into, it’s quicker. […]

Day 20: More practising

Face in a window

More practising of the various subject matter. It keeps me interested if I can do different things rather than sticking to just one in a session.   Time spent drawing today: 2:13 Total time drawing: 57:51 Time spent developing website today: 6:54 Total time developing website: 30:12 Time spent on social media today: 0:34 Total […]