Drawing people accurately has always been a problem for me, so I thought I’d work on a few general shapes today. I’ve always worried too much about accuracy, I think, and used a pencil, erased, adjusted, etc… ending up with stiff-as-boards not-quite-right-humans. So today I thought I’d sketch a few people I took photos of this weekend while we were at the Hampton Roads Winery. (I took the photos specifically for this purpose!)… I didn’t allow myself near my pencil. Agh, so stressful! But a very good exercise. I’m sure if I do this more often (like, a LOT) I might get a more free feeling shape. I was avoiding faces but then went for it. My people are still stiff and choppy, but I’m pleased with my beginning results. They ended up nicer than I’d anticipated. No finished art, but good quick studies. Yes, my dog is that large. And yes, that is a goat tower. The winery boasts the tallest goat tower in Virginia. 🙂 Do you love the laughing woman and baby?? That’s my grandson, and my sister-in-law (much prettier in person), and the girl seen over and over is my granddaughter.
When you just DO things, and keep doing them… you get better at them. (duh)