Tuesday, November 06, 2007

So I started drawing again...

I used to be able to draw whatever I looked at. I pretty much lost that talent sometime in high school. Because no matter what I did in my twenties, I could not draw anything as good as I used to be able to.

So, anyways, I decided to attempt drawing again the other day. I was bored, didnt want to knit, couldnt decide on something to crochet, so I got out the typing paper and a crappy pencil. Drew a picture of my (now deceased) dog, TinyMonsters, from some photographs. The drawing turned out ok, but not as good as I liked...so I did it again, little better, did it again and it seemed pretty good.

I went to Office Depot and bought a cheap sketch book, some slightly less crappy pencils, and a pencil sharpener. On saturday night I got out the pictures of Tiny, and drew this:

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And then last night, I drew this one:

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I think the second drawing turned out to be the best one so far. I drew them both from photographs. I really like using TinyMonsters as a subject. He's easy to draw, and with the fur over his eyes in most of his pictures, I dont have to worry too much about drawing facial features like eyes (I suck at drawing eyes)

I'm going thru my stash of pictures of him to find more to draw. I think now I'll have to go out and buy some decent drawing pencils, and maybe some charcoal.

I'd love to do a scratchboard sketch of TinyMonsters, that would look so cool. (scratchboard definition is here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scratchboard )

If I get the original pictures I drew these two sketches from, I'll post them later so you can see what the original pictures looked like.

Edited to add picture

Here's the original picture of Tiny from the first sketch that I did.

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