Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Drawing practice........

My grandson who turns eighteen in  a few days, pictured here with his cousins, is a pretty good artist.  Of course, I'm encouraging him to stay interested and practice. 


When they were here on Thanksgiving, we had a brief lesson in blind contour drawing....which he thought was fun and did well.


This was his drawing of the table after his "warm up" piece, the drawing  of the vase on the left.


This is Grandma's drawing.....the scribbles on the side were done while I was waiting for GS to finish his drawing.  They look amazingly similar, don't they?

Here is what we drew.  Some of you may not know what "blind contour drawing" is, so I'll try to describe.  It is drawing an object's outline/contours while not looking at the piece of paper you are drawing on......keeping your eyes on the object you are drawing while moving the pencil on the paper.  Got that?  Not sure I do......but it is a fun exercise in slowing down and looking at what you are drawing.

So, while in the drawing mode I found this old water soluble pencil among my drawing tools and drew this.


Last night, I drew this handsome fellow from a magazine photo.






































Here's hoping you have some time, during this busy season, to enjoy your artfulness!

6 comments:

Ophelia said...

Wow!!! Amazing!

elle said...

Blind contour drawing is on my to-do list! ;)

Marilyn J. Rock said...

Really cool! I've tried blind contour drawing; can't say I was as succesful as you and your grand son :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is fantastic, and an art lesson, too! Love the colored pencil drawing.

Halle said...

I'm going to have to try the blind contour drawing. Looks really fun. Love the doggie!!

Sheila Earhart said...

Beautuiful, Jan! You're so talented!