So, I couldn't find my fountain pens last night or today so I am using different stuff to draw with. This is a good thing really (though I am still missing my pens badly -- like emotionally....I depend on them I guess).
Here are some of my silly doodles (used all sorts of stuff with these drawings: pencil, colored pencils, pastels and oil pastels...well, not all of this with all of them . . . and i just used the iPad to take the pics...maybe i ought to use the scanner):
This is absolutely blah and awful -- nothing like I had hoped. But it was a teaching moment. If you want to see some lovely pictures click on this link: RIGHT HERE.
OK, I should have no problem with this one, at least for the subject. I have four cats and two dogs in the house!
All I can find are sleeping animals! Carla says even if they are sleeping, we still have to do each charcoal drawing quickly, like no more than a minute. This is Huckleberry the cat and Zeko the dog (both rescued animals).
These aren't the exact material lesson 3 asked for but they are close enough. I am not comfortable using charcoal at all! I love the idea of it, but actually using it rarely happens -- probably would have been better to use a charcoal pencil but didn't have one lying around.
OK. This is pathetic. My sleeping animals are just not something I capture movement wise. The cat in the corner is better than the dog, but if my dog Zeko was vain he'd say I made so fat! So, I'm going to look for another subject to test my skills on.
Here's my kitten Killer. I had to wake her up too and then she just posed! She moved her head a bit because a fly was bugging her, but she seemed to know I was drawing her and wanted to "help" me out -- though this assignment does better with moving animals! So, I'll try (of course now she is trying to get up on my keyboard).
Here they are. I don't know if I was successful or not.
Here's my favorite (though the face on the right is not good though I learned something about a cat's mouth).
What did I learn from this assignment?
1.That animals don't always cooperate.
2. That it is good to use materials I don't normally use and that I'm not comfortable with.
3. That drawing moving animals in my house should happen at night or early morning when they all are running around!
Today' assignment was short (and Killer is now sitting on my lap along with this laptop). I feel a bit cheated, but maybe I'll take time to do a bit more. Moving the pencil or whatever you're drawing with quickly without self-criticism is key to drawing well I think.....
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