Thursday, March 18, 2010

You Can Draw! - Class #3

Fell asleep on the couch last night at 11:30 p.m. The cat woke me up at 5:30 a.m. this morning wanting breakfast. I threw a pillow at her, rolled over and went back to sleep, thinking Hubby would wake me up in an hour or two. Wrong.

I slept soundly until 1:30 p.m. Un-BE-LEEVE-able. That is 14 hours, count 'em, 14 hours of sleep. I must have needed it. I know I didn't feel jittery and annoyed when I got up like I have over the last few days.

A couple of loads of laundry, a bath, then off to drawing class. I must admit I was a little groggy from all that sleep so I wasn't so wound up in class tonight. I did move to the front row and my eyeballs appreciated that.

Since I crabbed previously about the things we were drawing, I took stuff I wanted to draw - stuff I love and cherish. It's always easier to draw something I find interesting. If I don't care about it, I don't care about drawing it.

Anywho, first up tonight was a model boat. It's about 3 1/2 feet tall. I thought its shapes were fairly simple without a bunch of geegaws to trip up beginning drawers.

I just let loose and drew kinda sketchy-sketchy like I normally do. It was much more fun and relaxing than last week. After I got it blocked in with correct proportions I erased the sketchy-sketchy lines and left the one that was correctest. Other folks really struggled with this and I was surprised. This was way easier than the guitar from last week.

Next was the lightning rod. I ran out of time with this one. Realized after I got home there is supposed to be a bunch of curlicue doodads on the shaft of the arrow. I missed them completely. Shows how much I was looking at this thing.

The arrow is a black rusted metal and the ball is glass. On this rough sketchbook paper the texture of the metal came out perfectly, but I couldn't get the texture of the glass smooth. There must be a trick to that. Must remember to ask.

No class next week due to spring break.


freebird said...

Well there you have it. You can draw and you draw really well. I can sure understand needing to feel something for what you are drawing. Your drawings for this week came out really nice.

Speck said...

Thank you freebird! I just have to remember to relax and have fun. This isn't a competition and there's no judging in the end. Thank goodness.