Working on my drawing skills

You may remember I made a New Year’s resolution to draw every day.  The not unexpected news is that I haven’t done that, but I have done some drawing.

I thought that the best way of ensuring that at least some was done, was to start my classes by arranging that my students, (and therefore me!) did a ten minute sketch at the beginning of each session.  We would work in biro so that we were not distracted by rubbing out, and no one need show their work to me or anyone else unless they wanted to.  There is a lot of apprehension for many people when drawing is mentioned and I wanted to make the whole practice as pleasant as possible.

Here are some of the things we drew.    The Class are enjoying their mini drawing sessions, and we all find that we are looking more analytically as we draw.  I don’t think my drawing as improved yet, it’s early days after all, but I do find I have more willingness to draw for painting without employing any of the “crutches”  I have used in the past.

Time for tea
Pepper and salt
The little chair

One thought on “Working on my drawing skills”

  1. I recall finding that when I did something similar, the improvements occurred reassuringly quickly. But then Life intervened and I’ve never quite got back to the practice!

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