A while back I bought a book by Carla Sonheim called Drawing Lab. I then watched a video of her doing a couple of exercises on an Etsy workshop. It inspired me to draw just for fun because she sure looked like she was having fun. Here are the results…
a Picasso dog following her draw, turn 90 degrees, draw, turn 90 degrees…. then color.
Blind contour, then embellishing the linework and colored, of my nephew, Daniel. He, his mother and I had a great evening playing with these techniques.
Blind contour of Daniel’s dog. I love the line that is created in this. It may be my favorite.
a contour drawing (this time I looked) of a woman from an old photograph. This time, I did not pick up the pen but tried to make the drawing one continuous line. That is actually the case for all these but I admit, I sometimes picked up my pen and then when I was finished, I was guilty of going back into the drawing and adding and adjusting. But, hey, it is for fun! I can break rules all I like!
Miss Marple, done from putting the dvd on pause…. I loved this Miss Marple, sorry she isn’t making them anymore.
This is the way most of the contour drawings looked before I went back into them with line variations and color. It is a little difficult to worry about proportion and perspective when you don’t pick up your pen from the paper. I like the whimsy of these drawings. Especially since I am usually so tight and precise with architecture considering my background….
An owl and a
Bird and nest! No pussycats as yet. These last two were developed into free motion machine embroidery. I spent a little more time on them watching where my pen was (but still trying not to pick it up) in relationship to the image I was drawing. These really do develop your drawing skills. But enough scans for the day! I will show you the embroidery later.