This week I was on holiday, so not as much drawing happened as I hoped. One would think with more time on hand, I would draw more. Not so, but a break from routine is always good!
Learning gesture drawing this week was a new skill I had to learn. It was challenging in the beginning, but I soon got the hang of it.
Proko’s two videos on gesture drawing were a great help.
Createarteveryday, my blogging friend, told me of a great resource for gesture drawing that I used almost every day this week – Thanks a million! Here is her newest blog post if you want to check it out.
Quickposes is a great tool – you can choose the speed you want to draw the poses and you have a choice between male or female poses.
Here are some of my (not so great) attempts:
In the one word prompt challenge the word was “cloud” – I immediately knew which of my paintings I would love to add to the challenge. Here is one of them, but have a look at my submission – Landscape Clouds.
I also met up with a wonderful artist friend of mine this week to talk about how to promote my art. She is an amazing ceramics artist. Have a look at her site here. There are so many conflicting ideas out there about this subject. I really needed the input of a trusted friend in the industry to help me. She advised me to meet up with other artists and grow my artist social circle. This in itself is challenging as I am by nature a reserved person. But, it is good to stretch yourself! So, go ahead, stretch yourself in the coming week – do something that scares you just a little bit!!
The birth of Venus
At least I got one or two drawings done this week – I am still enjoying the classics!
Next week I will be looking into “blind contour drawing” – it sounds like great fun!