In a drawing mood…

Like Jan I was in a drawing mood the last two days…

Maybe it is the heat and the fact that I cannot do much else when it’s so hot, or maybe (hopefully) I reached the point when I don’t have to push myself to start my daily drawing practice… Or maybe there are some drawing magnetic particles in the air…

When I saw Jan’s beautiful drawings, and how much she has done, I thought there must be something in the atmosphere. I am curious if other members are feeling the drawing mood too 😉

I decided to stick this week with the method of drawing the head from the video of Prokopenko. I must say that as everything new it feels strange. I notice that all my portraits have some sort of distortion. On the other hand the more I practice the better the result.

Today I decided to make a portrait from life. As I am the only available model here I had to pose for myself.

On the first photo you can see how much the eyes are off, and the shape of the head is completely wrong. The second portrait, which I did immediately after the first one, is better. I tried to pay attention to the eyes and to the head tilt. They improved although the shape of the head and features could still be improved more.

Exploring the New Method of Drawing the Head

Here is my first attempt to make a drawing using the method from the video of Stan Prokopenko. The drawing is not finished, it is more a sketch really. My aim was to achieve some likeness using this method. I think it’s not bad for the beginning 😉

Calling Art Group d’Acha

Let’s see which of you are receiving notifications for this blog and who is then reading it.

Here are some straight-forward questions that demand clear, open and honest answers:

  • do you care about this blog?
  • do you want this group to have internet space; potentially somewhere to market future work?
  • would you like to read posts here written in your native tongue?

You can add your replies to the comments section below or, if you prefer discuss it in the Group, at the end of your next meeting.

The reason for today’s post are two-fold; by way of giving the Journal group something to journal about, seeing as I cancelled today’s session. Secondly, to remind the Drawing group of the homework we agreed upon for Thursday;

  1. Revise the previous lesson on eyes (and prepare the next lesson, if it’s your turn).
  2. Prepare to discuss openly what you are looking for from the group and consider what role you might like to take within in. For some ideas on roles in art groups, check this out (if a Scribd screen comes up instead of the document, you should be able to close it and then proceed.) Alternatively, look at how WordPress divides it’s blogging roles here.
  3. Finally, do a bit of research about what makes a successful group and/or brainstorm the idea.

(The Journal group should also work on Points 2 & 3.)