Posted by: Lyle | May 9, 2011

Drawing 101

A while back I bought “Drawing Lab” by Carla Sonheim. One of my better ideas! I hadnt done any serious ( or funny) drawing in years and thought it would be fun to try. I have had a ball! There are 52 exercises in the book. Every evening possible I turn PBS on the tv and get out the drawing tools. It was hard at first, but I’m working on it and improving! The most difficult is “blind contour drawing”. I drew some weird Giraffes and the bears aren’t too great either  but I keep going back to that exercise. One Lab is called ” Picasso Dogs”. What fun that is! The attached photo is try#2 and I’m still playing Picasso!  It may take me a year or so to do all the exercises but what a relaxing way to end the day! I love it!

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  1. Pretty cool Picasso dog if you ask me, what does it eat????? Silly drawing is good for the soul, and blind contour feels pretty silly to me when I try it. Weather here is lovely, cool mornings, warm days and laughing gals, what more could we want. xox Corrine

  2. These drawings really do look like fun— and I can actually see “Picasso” in this drawing– very creative.


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