Drawing 11-20-18

Drawing 11-20-18
Clementine box, bee hive, twigs, bird’s nest

My definition of pure contour drawing from when I was in art school:

Use your eyes to follow the lines of an object and record it with the tip of the pen on the paper.

Don’t look down at the paper; keep your eyes on the contours of the object as if you are feeling it.

It’s a good exercise for honing your eyes to really see what’s there instead of what your brain thinks from it’s memory of similar objects. A twig is a twig is a twig…

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Drawing 11-19-18

Drawing 11-19-18

Well, I did not do a pure contour drawing as I’d planned yesterday. I totally forgot. Instead my approach came at a different angle, literally. Not straight on as before, but tilted slightly to the left. It made me struggle with perspective, which I have not resolved, but oh well. New shadows were cast from my desk lamp, too.

But tomorrow is a new day. Tomorrow I will tackle the pure contour, the kind where the rule say you’re not allowed to lift your pen or look at your paper!!!

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Drawing 11-18-18

11-18-18 drawing

Oh wow, these objects make it so easy to jump from reality to fantasy with these drawings. I have thrown discipline out the window already! Good riddens, I say.. Maybe tomorrow I will pull back and slow down with a contour drawing. This is what I tried to do today but I’m too revved up in between walking the dogs, throwing laundry in, helping Bob with his pc, scattered mind. Scattered energy. BLAH!!!

Clementine box, bee hive, twigs, bird’s nest

Drawing 11-15-18

Setting it up

First drawing of this “Darling Clementine” crate with found objects from my walks and stuff found around the yard: bee hive, nest, twigs. Our art circle is going to try drawing for 5 minutes a day – the same thing. So this is my subject matter. Just a rough sketch today because it took some time to arrange and secure the objects, not to mention decided on something that wouldn’t bore me.

The objects