Tuesday, January 8, 2013

To draw or not to draw.....


I've been a conflicted, lately, I want to draw but I DON'T want to draw!

Seems odd, doesn't it?  My brain keeps telling me it's too hard to draw, do something easy and quick!  My heart keeps telling me to feed my soul and draw, draw, draw.  So, I've been drawing more and it makes me feel GOOD, even when I don't really want to!
















I like the movement in the woman, on the left.  Both of these were drawn from magazine photos.

The nude on the right has a lot of strength, or power, on her right side, not so much on the left!  Why?










I collaged the hand onto the drawing above because, first, I had drawn the hand  to use as a template for the journal page, below. I had such a dark background on the journal page, I could not see my pencil marks....so, my solution was: I drew the hand on a separate piece of paper, cut it out and drew around it with a white gel pen, then went in with a black pen and water to get some shadows. 


I am enjoying drawing but I need a LOT more practice.  I plan to take some drawing classes the new year.


Ilona Heimböckel said...

I like your drawings! You get a lot of detail in the living room and the girl to the left.
The nude is standing on one foot (straight leg) here she uses her muscles, while on the other leg she relaxes and less form is shown in the flesh.
This pose is called something specific, which I don't remember, but it is kind of classic (Greek sculpture).

I was told in a drawing class that you only get better at drawing the more you do it :-) kind of logic but I think she was right!

It's great to see your drawings here!


Vicki Holdwick said...

I'm not sure how much more practice you need. Your drawings are very nice. I think you could teach a class.


Unknown said...

The logical left side of your brain is the part saying no to drawing good for you ignoring it and trusting your heart.

elle said...

Looks good to me. I do like that girl in motion!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I keep telling you, if I could draw even 1/100th as good as you, I would think I was an artist. Your drawings are always great.