Monday, November 27, 2006

Drawing Practise

My tutor, Sian Martin, suggested that I practise my drawing technique. I’m afraid this is one of my downfalls. I have been trying to draw from a still life object following the exercises recommended by Sian – it hasn’t been easy. When I’m brave enough I shall post some of them here.
In the meantime, after a posting about another fairy book, I got this book out yesterday and decided to have a go.



Here are some of my efforts.




I then went on to draw and paint this in watercolour.



Are you thinking at last a still life?

Wrong I'm afraid – it’s from the Laura Ashley wallpaper in the spare room! :)



It took me most of the day, on and off, to do all these. The phrase ‘displacement activity’ keeps springing to mind!!!

4 comments:

Anna Nowicki said...

Your drawing as your other sampling is just great !! Keep it up. I remember Sian pushing me to draw too but I somehow managed to sidestep!! Anna

Anna Nowicki said...

PS - forgot to say I love fairies too! Anna

MargaretR said...

Hi PM. I think your drawing is great, so don't worry, it will just get better and better as you gain confidence. BTW, I will exchange a fairy card with you any time you like. You might just have to wait a little bit for it, but then you might not have to wait(smile). Like you, I do a lot of displacement activities!

marion said...

A stray comment. Drawing is a skill. You get better with practice. Draw every day, every chance you get, including standing in queues or waiting at the dentists/doctors/whatever. Trust me, nobody pays the slightest bit of attention!