I used to sketch when I was younger and I had serious trouble with perspective. For some reason painting didn't display my deficiency as much. So, when I began painting again I naturally seemed to shy away from sketching. I don't think it helped that my mom is an excellent portrait sketch artist. I guess I thought I'm painting, she's sketches. Well, now I know that at some point in the last 10 years or so I seem to have absorbed the ability to draw realistically, maybe through osmosis, lol. Who knows?? I just love that I CAN sketch and draw what I see. It's so freeing.
I got an idea from another blogger artist friend when she mentioned the site Sustainably Creative by Michael Nobbs. She blogged that Michael advocates being creative everyday and one exercise he talks about doing is the "ten things" drawing. What you do is collect ten things randomly from around your house. Place them artfully on a flat surface. Now, draw what you see. My artist friend admitted that she takes a photograph of her ten things, making it easier for her to analyze the planes and shadows of each item.
So I decided that I really love the curvy, suppleness of pears. I'd done apples & oranges, why not pears? I googled "pears" and came up with a spectacular photograph of two pairs "cuddling". Here's what I sketched from the photo...
|Title: "Loving Pears"|
|Title: "Vintage Loving Pears"|
I'm out my bloggy friends.