Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Drawing Update

I’ve been contin-
uing on trying to do a drawing a day in my journal. Most of the time I’m too busy to meet this self-imposed quota, but in the last couple of weeks I’ve managed to draw a latex glove, some doll parts, one of my bracelets, a seahorse, a handbag and the images shown above: a piece of Mary’s bling, and the front and back of something crushed I found on the street.
After almost a month of drawing regularly, I’m starting to see an improvement, but more importantly, I’m feeling more confident. I think a lot of this has to do with switching to better pens. I bought some Pitt drawing markers a few years ago and they are really nice to work with. At this point, though, I still feel that my drawing is too controlled and I need to loosen up. It’s hard for me to let go of the desire to produce something polished even when I know it isn’t really working for me.


Anonymous said...

I like what you did with the bling. I'm going to find some of my bling and practice too.


Dale said...

i know what you mean about working to find time... sometimes things just get busy. Kudos to you for finding the time to draw regularely for a month!

I find having the right tool for the job makes an enormous difference. I will have to look into Pitt pens myself. Thank you for your advice about the sharpies on my blog, i will look into that as well :)