Saturday, September 02, 2006
When I walked out of yesterdays life drawing class I thought there is no way these drawings will make it to my blog, even to be brave and talk about posting my bad stuff. I just couldn't get into the rhythm of it during the session. I put them away and decided to look at them in the morning and maybe they won't look quite so bad. Hmm. I didn't really expect that to happen but it did. I quite like the more sketchy quality these have compared to my first attempts. The one above is the one I stuck to (after a couple of awful warm-up sketches).
This is the quick sketch I did 15 minutes before the end. I turned the pencil on it's side to do the shading (because I thought they were too crappy to spend time on) and found I like that chalky kind of look and the way it contrasts with the darker, sharper line. I'm not sure that it shows very well on the scans but anyway, these sketches have got me out of the funk I was in this week.
My hubby must have sensed the note of glee in my last post because he's coming home tomorrow (a week early)! Good thing too, because I should have had lots of photos to post to the blog today and I managed to download them to the wrong program and can't retrieve them for editing! So when the computer whizz gets home, I'll be posting photos of the painting en plein air event that I went along to see in town. Seeing artists at work certainly gave me something to think about with regard to my own work.