My Adventures In Art

Tag: Human form

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 26: Puppy, woman, lamp, crocodile

Puppy dog

Today I continued to practice “restating” and “drawing blind”. I stayed with the pen rather than the pencil to resist rubbing out. I think I’m feeling more relaxed about restating. I deal with it by at first drawing very lightly with the pen until I am happy with the overall shape, then I press harder for […]

Day 25: Drawing blind, restating, and drawing with a pen

Digger

After yesterday’s review today’s effort was an to practice drawing blind and restating. I decided to draw with a pen so that I wouldn’t be tempted to rub out lines which were wrong, I would just have to restate them. The book says there are two advantages to restating: You don’t waste time erasing, this […]

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 […]

Day 18: More hippopotamising

Hippo portrait

A variety of subject matter again. The flat unshaded person is a doodle done without taking the pencil off the paper or crossing the already drawn line. It’s a doodle I used to do once when I had a boring job in a factory (I got fired).   Time spent drawing today: 3:45 Total time […]