Friday, April 02, 2010
I have been reading The New Creative Artist by Nita Leland. I am really loving this book. I borrowed it from the library but I think at some point I may buy it. It is filled with so many wonderful ideas and exercises. Some you may know already if you have taken any art classes. Like contour drawing. I haven't done this exercise in years. I worked from my daffodils I bought today. The drawings on the left side are pure blind contour drawings. That is when you look at your subject and draw without looking at your paper at all. The ones on the right are controlled contour drawings. You can look a bit. And on the bottom right I drew with my left hand and didn't look. This was quick and fun. I have been doing many of these. They don't take long and are great drawing exercises. I am getting back into seeing things.