Another assignment from week 2 of Kate Johnson's watercolor texture class. This was a bark closeup. These trees are what I see out our back sliding glass door.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
This has been my favorite exercise from the Keys to Creative Drawing so far. If there's one thing Maine has besides trees, it's rocks. Gosh I love rocks. It never ceases to amaze me how many different shapes and sizes they come in. They're all over the place, as if they were sprinkled from above. I wonder if anyone has waxed poetic over rocks......
Sunday, August 5, 2007
One of the exercises in The Creative License (by Danny Gregory) is to draw a bagel. Not just the way you think it is, but really look at it and pretend your pen is following the surface of the bagel. Include onion flecks and seeds and whatever else is there. He said not to just start dotting randomly all over, but to really draw the things they way they are and where they are. I had to laugh because I would have just dotted all over the place if he hadn't said not to.
It's not a perfectly round bagel, but it does have rounded edges so here it is.
In spite of the fact that a micron pen doesn't really do light lines, I'm pretty pleased with it. And I get to have a bagel for breakfast tomorrow to boot.
I got several books for my birthday and decided to read 2 of them at once: The Creative License by Danny Gregory and Keys to Drawing with Imagination by Bert Dodson. Both books have exercises in them so I'm alternating between the two.
These are from the Bert Dodson book: Make 6 random doodles then noodle the interiors any way you want.
All these were done with a micron pen. They took forever but I love doodling and so I didn't mind. My hand sure is tired though.