Monday, August 21, 2006

Two sketches

Whilst I was away at the V Festival this weekend I managed a couple of creative moments and these are the results. First is a watercoloured pen drawing of the view from our tent. I think I managed the tents alright but the perspective is all wrong and the fat necked, flat faced woman and stiff legged chap are a bit unfortunate, although in my defence they wouldn't keep still! LOL Next up is a pen drawing of my walking boot. I had my foot propped up on my other knee to draw it and I used a fine liner pen that I'd been writing with (i.e. I couldn't be bothered to get up and find my black pen!!). Again the perspective is cockeyed, I thought it was the toe that was wrong but DH thought the heel. Maybe it's both! I quite like the laces part though. I'm thinking that I'd like to start (again!) trying to draw something everyday, does perspective come with practice??


lalheg said...

Welcome back - I missed you! All the drawing bods say do a bit very day

Jill said...

me too - missed you that is.
And yep what Laura says...practice, practice, practice is the mantra of drawing bods :)

Kari said...

Great work, Maz - I LOVE both sketches - can't decide on a fave. The watercolours are super and the figures are great - you get a sense of the place, which is what sketching like this is about. You will always remember all the details of that moment, even down to the music that was playing at the time. The boot is fantastic too - I really rather love your pen drawings.

These will come in handy with your printmaking venture soon, too.

Kari x

artfulzebra said...

Thanks everyone, let's see how long I can keep it up! I have to say, Kari, that I'm really challenged when it comes to drawing with a pencil! Much prefer a pen which is daft really since there's no going back once you make a mark with a pen. maybe I have pencil phobia! LOL

Maz x