Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sketches - drawing exercise

I promised myself that I would put in my blog everything I worked on, artistically speaking, good and bad. I have to admit that I haven't faithfully shown you everything, but I have come close. And there have been quite a few dogs, many of which have been painted over, removed from their stretcher bars and wadded away or even burned.

Today's post is a drawing I did recently using the continuous line method and paying attention to the "negative space". It means drawing the SPACE around the horse instead of the horse. It's a great exercise to make you pay attention to proportion and perspective. And if you practice it well, you can draw anything you can see - not just your favorite subject.

These were drawn from my own photographs that are on my computer and I did a number of them while on our recent trip to Matagorda. I'll show you all of them - not just the good ones!

Song of Solomon 6:9 But my dove, my perfect one, is unique, the only daughter of her mother, the favorite of the one who bore her.

1 comment:

Margaret Bednar said...

I really like the energy of this sketch! I'm going to do this as well - thanks for the advice!