A Drawing A Day – Week 25

Aha! a lightbulb moment – don’t laugh, I have discovered perspective! I know, I know ………..it’s so blinking obvious but I have been oblivious.  A lucky find in a local charity shop led to a haul of drawing books and some intense reading, I got ‘A Foundation Course in Drawing’ by Peter Stanyer and Terry Rosenberg, ‘The Drawing Handbook’ by Frank J Lohan & ‘The Ultimate Book of Drawing’ by Barrington Barber – all three for the princely sum of £7.00, a bargain I felt.

The Drawing Handbook had a lot of really useful practical stuff that I feel I really should know already (like perspective and the golden section) and I think when the life drawing classes end in a couple of weeks I will try and follow the step by step lessons in the Foundation Course book – they look really interesting and the authors are ex Royal College of Art graduates.  Watch this space………..

Anyway, back to perspective, I am really going to have a good go at unwonking my wonky buildings using the horizon, eye level and vanishing points and all the good advice I have learned.

This week’s life drawing focused on the head and getting a likeness – how hard is that!  Anyway, I think I have captured a whisper of a likeness in each one, in the first one I have got the mouth sort of right and in the second one I have caught her direct gaze (even though it does not look like her).  And poor John (done before I had any tuition) looks soooooo gloooooomy, poor boy.

This weeks daubs…….

168 Meadow

168 Meadow

169 Poppy

169 Poppy

170 Poppy leaves

170 Poppy leaves

171 An unflattering portrait

171 An unflattering portrait

172 Feather

172 Feather

173-1 Portrait

173-1 Portrait

173-2 Another portrait

173-2 Another portrait

174 Campanula

174 Campanula

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7 thoughts on “A Drawing A Day – Week 25

  1. createarteveryday

    The last one and the poppy are my favorites. The last one is free and spontaneous; I really love it! Good luck with perspective. I’m finding it quite a challenge, but at some point, I’ll master it, and it’ll feel great.

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  2. occasionalartist

    Learning about perspective will be s challenge, but will certainly help to draw buildings. It must be so exciting to find a whole new thing to learn about. That is one of the things I really enjoy about art there is always so much more to learn. Good luck. Karen

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  3. mannerandmaterial

    I still can’t get my perspective right despite having a good book. Maybe this is one of those things like lighting, where some people have that intuitive feel for it and others get their shadows wrong.

    Lighting and perspective, the bane of my sketches…

    Love those poppies Sue. We’ve got a huge poppy growing by the door this year and it’s magnificent, so nice to see another of your lovely botanical drawings.

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