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Day 152

My cap! I haven't done a still life since grade school. I drew this with one eye and mostly one pencil. I smudged it as I did with yesterday's drawing but this one proved to be a lot easier. I think the complexity of the drawings speak for them self. I used a darker B series pencil to darken in the shadows and in less than 20 minutes called it good. There is one thing that I didn't do: texturize. That would have made for a much longer drawing time. I'm not opposed to doing that. I just didn't want to tonight.

Comments

Anonymous said…
drawing from life is ideal for the artist. it challenges one to turn a 3 dimensional image into a 2 dimensional drawing. we use more of our brain to make this transition. working from a photograph robs us this opportunity. unfortunately, it is not practical to work from life all the time. kudos to you for taking the challenge to work from life. try to work from life as often as you can. i carry a small pocket-sized notebook when i take my girls to the park. i will sit on a bench and draw people, trees, playground equipment while watching over the girls. that is the only time i get to draw from life. now as they are growing up i have fewer opportunities to do this.
Anonymous said…
drawing from life is ideal for the artist. it challenges one to turn a 3 dimensional image into a 2 dimensional drawing. we use more of our brain to make this transition. working from a photograph robs us this opportunity. unfortunately, it is not practical to work from life all the time. kudos to you for taking the challenge to work from life. try to work from life as often as you can. i carry a small pocket-sized notebook when i take my girls to the park. i will sit on a bench and draw people, trees, playground equipment while watching over the girls. that is the only time i get to draw from life. now as they are growing up i have fewer opportunities to do this.