I have taken up sketching again, as I really need to work on this skill. I was looking though my old drawings from a few years back when I started using Betty Edwards Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and they really were a hilarious. I plan to put them on here in due course but I need to draw a new self portrait to compare them too. However, in the mean time I will put up some of my recent drawings.
I admit this is probably just for my own amusement but some people may actually enjoy looking at them, I know I enjoy looking at others work. My skills over the past few years have definitely improved and I am somewhat putting this down to the exercises in Betty Edwards book and DVD, but on top of the practical knowledge she also instils the virtue that ‘anyone can draw’. Drawing is an ability like any other and with practice (and a few basic tips) it can improve. Once I got my head around the premise that it wasn’t just something you were born with, I started to see an improvement in my drawing.
I can (and am) overly critical of my own work, so I can spot the flaws in the below pieces from a mile away (as I’m sure some of you will too), but the process was enjoyable and what better way to spend a wet autumnal evening than staring at some random celebrity’s face for a couple of hours and noticing all their flaws (or perfections…thanks Photoshop).
Anyway I hope you enjoy the drawings, feel free to crit them if you feel the urge. Although if possible keep them constructive and provide any tips you can (that way we can all learn)….however “That looks like a pile of crap!” is also perfectly acceptable.
So that is it for now, hope you enjoy and comments are always welcome.