Friday, July 4, 2014

CONTOUR DRAWING 101

I am taking Mary Ann Moss's online class called Sketchbookery! I am loving it! It is my effort to try to get back to my roots of 30+ years ago of sketching all the time in college and drawing. I'd like to be in the habit of being able to pick up a pencil or pen and draw without inhibition, without self judgement, just draw for the sake of drawing and be able to do that in effort to get better at it but most of all to ENJOY IT! I think I am on my way! Art school never taught me this! Mary Ann is! 
    I am going to share some pretty funny stuff....Blind contour drawing. Haven't done that in 30+ years either! It's very freeing, very funny, a great learning experience. So here they are, drawings I have done without looking at the paper at all, just the subject matter, never lifting the pen either! I plan to do more! I laughed a lot...it was good!
BTW, I have no idea why the paper looks pink, I usually don't have that problem with my photos, so I apologize for that, it is white of course!
 




Okay, I am sure you can recognize these....I hope!


 This, in case you are wondering, are a bunch of micron pens in a rubberband.



A pair of small craft scissors, not too bad I guess, but I saved the best for last....

  Our long haired dachsund,  Iggy,  sleeping, unknowingly aware that I am doing such unjustice to him...poor guy!

Well, shows over, but there will be more, and thanks for visiting and your support guys! Check out Mary Ann's class, I think it's pretty cool!


6 comments:

Dorthe said...

OH ,you have been doing great Sharon, love them, it must be very difficult ,but your hand is fantastic I think !! But I admit that little Iggy looks much better in real life ;-)
How wonderful to have fun drawing and experimenting just for fun, dearest friend !
Hugs from Dorthe

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Blind contour drawing is oh so fun, love the loose pup taking a nap. And that sweet flower pot. Enjoy the class, you are stepping our in the learning dept lately, I'll enjoy watching what you create. xox

Mary Ann said...

your line quality is beautiful!
i've got my eye on you. picture me saying that in a NYC accent while pointing to my eyes and then yours.

Linda W said...

I agree - art school never taught me this!

Michelle Gilmore said...

Wonderful! It is freeing indeed! Enjoy!

Caterina Giglio said...

good for you! I love contour drawing.. so beautiful.. xox

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