Drawing/doodling

I noticed last week that as long as I have a subject in mind, such as drawing from a real object or drawing from a photo, my drawings can turn out fairly well, and I am usually pleased with the result. When I am seeking an idea or more or less aimlessly sketching or doodling (which ever you want to call it) I seem to revert to the subjects and style I did as a teenager, and believe me it has been a long long time since I was a teenager. Those results don’t please me at all. I have a feeling I just need to spend more time doing focused drawings, either of objects or from photos. Perhaps with more training my part I will see more improvement in the quality of these sketches and won’t continue to feel that I gotten stuck in a time warp.

Sketches

Anyone else find the same thing?

I have updated my blog with some more finished drawings so you can compare if you wish.

Kathy Walker

Helen Anne Upside Down Drawings

I’ve been through 3 of the 4 drawings. This is one of them. After Anon
Had a few issues with spacing and distances that I left myself notes about but on the whole I’m pleased.

Nature Studies and other

chipmunk sketches

Been a couple of weeks since I posted anything here, but I have been drawing. Above is some of the sketches I did of chipmunks. Cute little guys aren’t they. I also did some house plant studies. But last week I sort of fell off of my “Study” wagon and just did some sketching from magazine photos. I have posted those drawings to my blog if you want to take a look. Like many others I got a bit distracted with my drawing last week and didn’t do as much as I would have liked. Oh well hope to do better this week.

Hope everyone is having a good June so far, ours is coolish and damp. I don’t mind the cool but would enjoy more sun.

Kathy Walker

blog – http://katwalkdesigns.blogspot.com/

Jeanne’s Pre-instruction and Upside Down drawings

Jeanne's upside-down drawing

Jeanne's upside-down drawing

I have been working though the exercises and posted some drawings on my blog.  Most of this was much harder than I expected!

Pictures are posted on my blog.

http://allthingsquilty.blogspot.com/2009/06/drawing-on-right-side-of-brain.html

Like everyone else, I’ve been too busy to do much with this, but I HOPE I’m now ready to concentrate on it better. Here are my efforts so far. Gag! I’m actually even older than the self-portrait, but I had a hard time adding enough wrinkles and bags to make it look like me. A clear triumph of vanity over realism. My father NEVER looked like the memory portrait, although he did wear wire-rim glasses and parted his hair in the middle back when he was young. The hand isn’t too bad, although I seem to have managed to omit the veins and liver spots–and plan to continue to do that. The last one speaks for itself. I’ve a ways to go. Click on the thumbnails for a larger view.


Now that I’ve figured out how to post directly to this blog, I hope more of you will do the same and let us all see what you’re drawing these days.
Suzanne

Sarah’s hands

Hi all!  It is great to see all the posts…. I have been sidetracked by life these past few weeks, but had some drawings done in late April that I’ve finally been able to blog about on my own blog, here.  I thought I’d share one of the drawings with you here, but let you read about the rest of the exercise…and compare how I did in 2003 with now… on my blog.

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National Drawing Day

http://forums.myamericanartist.com/blogs/drawing/archive/2009/06/02/drawing-the-drawing-day-project-aims-to.aspx