Tuesday, March 20, 2007

A clock


Here is a drawing of our tide clock. There is a lot more writing on it but I couldn't see it from where I was sitting. So I was torn - should I go get the clock and draw everything that's on it or only draw what I can see?
I opted to only draw what I could see to force myself to remain in the habit of really looking carefully and only drawing what I see. Usually I attempt to include things I know are there, even if I don't really see them - this is especially so with landscapes.

Also I recalled Susan Hosken's question about symmetry with a light bulb she drew - should she leave it or re-draw it. That discussion helped me leave this drawing a bit skewed. In fact, it sort of seems as though the tide is coming in and pushing on it a bit....

4 comments:

aPugsLife-laserone said...

I think this is great and it makes sense to draw just what you see. And it doesn't looks skewed exactly, it looks like it's on a wall and I'm looking at it at an angle, the way it's supposed to look unless you are just in front of it. Idunno, I think that angle makes it seem more real. :)

Africantapestry said...

Me too, I like the angle..adds to it's charm. And I have seen its always better to rather leave out more than putting in more.
Nice drawing
Ronell

phthaloblu said...

You did very well on this. An art teacher once told us that we should only draw what we see. Even though we know what should be there and what is there, only to draw what we can see. Good for you! This came out beautifully.

E-J said...

The red hand is a nice touch.