Tuesday, March 23, 2010

drawing tidbits; day 2

tidbits of the day:
*sketch your object, person, or landscape with straight lines. The mind does not accurately record curves...it understands angles.
*You want to make clear decisions so you need to work with a precision instrument. Sadie taught us to sharpen our pencils like a lance.
*Put down your hand between strokes, whether paint, pencil or pastel.
*Draw a portrait of every shape.... don't fudge it.

5 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

I'll be trying the gesture suggestion - putting down one's hand.

Will this pencil make it on the plane - yikes!

SamArtDog said...

Good advice I didn't have to get on a plane for, armed with a pencil or not.

loriann said...

Hi Casey, Check out the straight line idea and tell me what your think..I think it's amazing. And I also think I will need to pack my pencils in my checked baggage.

Hi Sam,
Try it and tell me what you think.k?

Jala Pfaff said...

That's the way we were taught to sharpen our pencils in art school here. Also to draw with straight lines. Curves come from these straight lines if you just keep making more and more little straight-line adjustments.
Still, I done my time, baby, and I am FREE! hahahaha

loriann said...

Hi Jala, Sounds oh so familiar at this point...and I mean point/
I will try it new when I draw the landscape.