Sunday, March 11, 2012

drawing practice

This evening, I was at Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ's environmental chapel to hear a speaker talk about hydrofracking and to see a video about Resurrection Lutheran Church on the east side of Buffalo. Both were interesting. Since I am not good at sitting still and listening, I decided to do a little perspective practice. Nothing technical, no rulers. Just freehand sketching.
So I drew this chair:
I think that I could actually sit on this chair!
I drew the picture with a number two pencil, and drew over it with a Sharpie when I returned home.
I always keep little art supplies in my purse: a small wire-bound sketchbook, a number two pencil, an eraser, and a pencil sharpener.
That's all that you need to keep practicing your drawing each day. You don't need anything more than those few supplies that I just enumerated. They are inexpensive and very portable. As for your pictures, they do not have to be perfect. I have plenty of unsuccessful attempts in my sketchbook.
Just go for it and enjoy the experience.
More later.