Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Right Brain Summer Drawing Club #1

This is incredible.


I have been excited about returning to art for months. When Simcha mentioned her interest in a drawing link up using the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, I was really excited. I had already packed a canvas bag filled with sketching supplies. I was ready.



Then, I forgot about the bag. I went to grab my drawing supplies a week ago, and they were all gone. No sketch pad or pencils. No fresh erasers. I ran out and purchased a spiral pad for this experiment, but had to dig for most of the night to find my supplies. Once they were found, I totally waited another week before attempting to draw. 

I am a bit embarrassed to post these sketches. I was an art minor! I am way out of practice though, so I am "daring greatly" and without anymore hem-hawing, I present my starter sketches:


self portrait


a person from memory


my hand

I am going to go die in a corner now.

I don't think I would be as traumatized by this experience if I did not believe that we are all given talents, and I feel a bit sheepish about neglecting mine for so long. So, I am really looking forward to getting back on track!


6 comments:

  1. I have never been able to do portraits, self or otherwise. I know what you can do, you just have to get back on that horse. I'm in the same boat, needing to get back to my sketch pads...

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  2. There is so much beauty to art and gives one a sense of peace. Good for you for do it. God Bless.

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  3. no... no dying.. you gotta keep riding the bike!! This looks like a fun blog link up though!! Keep going!

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  4. How many times am I going to lose this comment? I love your shading, 3/4 view portrait and the perspective of the hand.
    - Sara

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  5. Thanks to all for the support... this is all the incentive I desperately needed to pick this hobby back up!

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  6. What a fun link up! I think your drawings look good. I have never had any formal art training. I like to doodle. I hear that is a "thing" these days. Maybe I will give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

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