|I've been drawing lots of stick figures|
I think I've gone through a half of ream of copy paper just drawing circles.
It really does help build my hand-eye coordination by drawing circles and lines and makes it a lot easier for my brain to tell the pen where to go. I think mostly it helps to learn to "feel" the objects I'm drawing. I think feel in drawing, at least for me is very important. If I can feel it on the paper, it becomes easier to draw.
|And lots of poses. I've been watching lots of Youtube videos|
Which is where I copied these from. You can learn a lot from Youtube
|Sort of an urban sketch.|
Rebecca bundled up while outside in the snow.
and am liking it so far. Urban sketching is simply sketching your surroundings on location. Or as urbansketchers.org puts it: "all sketchers out there who love to draw the cities where they live and visit, from the window of their homes, from a cafe, at a park, standing by a street corner... always on location, not from photos or memory."
Besides urban sketching I'm delving into political cartoons, caricatures and watercolors. A whole new way of thinking about people and colors.
The Kona Life has undergone a lot of changes since I started it nearly 10 years ago (10-year anniversary is July 19. From ramblings to triathlon to adjusting to mainland life again to drawing.
Hopefully I'll begin posting drawings and watercolors — don't laugh at them. They are very, very elementary. Especially the watercolors. As with photography and writing it takes time and practice to find your voice/style and that's what I'm trying to do by experimenting with different genres.
It's just like taking photos to capture the flavor and atmosphere of your surroundings only it takes a lot longer ... and a lot more patience.
|Trump portrait to caricature trial.|
Still needs lots of work.
|A house in Kona. OK, this one was drawn |
from a photo rather than live. Watercolor.
|At the mall food court. watercolor.|
|More cartoon characters. Watercolor.|