Dec 18, 2005

AshLee Ate My Still Life

Ash asked if she could eat a banana before I had a chance to do my third contour drawing to finish the first 3 exercises from Color and Composition for Quilters, so here we have an apple, two oranges, a banana and a banana peel. Sadly, I spent the most time on this exercise and like it the least. I usually do "sketchier" lines and I was trying to do bigger, bolder strokes. Obviously need more practice at that. Not a big fan of the contour drawing exercise. I think I learned more about looking at line and shape from the upside down drawing exercise in Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Now that was a revelation! Drawing is something I want to do more of and improve on. I know from quilting that practice has a miraculous way of improving a skill, so a goal for 2006 is to do a lot more drawing. Posted by Picasa


Karoda said...

Hi Nikki, I'm glad you are able to participate. I don't know if drawing realism will be something I do more of next year but I definitely know I could benefit from slowing down my eyes to see lines, light and shadows.

Anonymous said...

Ditto! I would like to improve my drawing and quilting skills in 2006.

I did the upside down drawing exercise in Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and that was a big revelation...but to be honest I don't know if it was because that was the first time I actually drew something recognizable, other than a face.