Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Daily Drawing

'Relative of Snow Goggles' - watercolor and pigma pen in 8x6 'gamma' sketchbook
I checked Veronica Lawlor's 'One Drawing A Day' out from our library and began going through the exercises there a couple days ago.  It is fun to have a little direction and focus for a change in my daily sketchbook drawings.  Usually I work totally out of my head, as in the drawing above.  Veronica has me actually drawing what I see and it's good.

Here are the first two exercises in the book, according to my eye:
our kindling bin, contour drawing in 8x6 'gamma'

This is a shell the Sailor brought me, dip pen in 8x6 'gamma'
How do you change it up for yourself? 
Happy mid-week to all!


  1. Ha! Love "my" relative ;-)
    It must be fun to follow someone's instructions for the daily drawings !
    Great bin and I love how you filled in the colour ánd stopped filling in ... !
    Lovely shell brought your sailor (when you put it to your ear, do you hear him a little bit ?)

  2. Okay, I'm going to see if I can find that book at our library and have a go at following someone's instructions. I'm not good at that being the bossy older sister!

    Does he whisper sweet nothings in your ear through his shell? :)

  3. i love this drawing, sus... and i agree, a little direction can be helpful at times. *very* helpful.


  4. Hi, Susan. Lowlor's book sounds like a good "stretch" book. Nice to see the variety in your work/play--lovely drawings, one and all. Once "Gramma's Boot Camp" is over and I can get my head above water, I'll try to check it out as well.
    best, nadia

  5. I really love that drawing, Sus! The book you mentioned sounds very interesting. I can really see the value of having some direction while you're trying to establish the discipline to draw every day. It's definitely something I need to work on myself.

  6. As you know, I love your daily drawings from your head. They give me courage.

  7. You draw like everything I wish I could be in an artist. Your work is beyond the pale exquisite. I am thrilled to meet you and to follow so I will be able to partake of your brilliant original view. *smiles* Norma


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