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…
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.
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!
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….
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.