Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas 2010!

I haven't drawn anything in a while, but since today is Christmas, I thought I'd draw something to wish everyone a happy Christmas!

Merry Christmas Santa 25 Dec 2010

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Drawing - Fifth Attempt - Mermaid

Today, I tried to draw a simple cartoon-style mermaid. I used a book on how to draw mermaids and fairies. I still didn't quite get it right. This was my first try at it. I actually tried again with a second mermaid, but it was worse than the first one!

I have trouble gettng the hands right. Also, I couldn't find any pencils, so I was using a ballpoint pen, so I wasn't able to erase any mistakes. I also made her too big on the page and had to have part of the picture go off the page.

Fifth Drawing Mermaid

Here is where to buy the book I used (mine was an earlier edition though):

In the US:

In the UK:

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Drawing - Fourth Attempt - Flowers & Dragonfly

Still practicing. At least my children like it! I think I need to use a darker pencil in order for these to scan better though. This one scanned a little bit light.

Fourth Drawing Flowers & Dragonfly

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Drawing - Second Attempt - Girl Face

Second Drawing Girl

Her eyes are too big, her upper body is too small, and her chin is too prominent. There are other problems with this, but hopefully if I keep at it, I will get better at this. (Also, the scan was not very good.)

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Drawing - First Attempt - Fairy

I mentioned in my my writing blog that I was going to try and teach myself how to draw, so that I can illustrate the children's stories that I have written. I also said that I would be sharing my drawings there as I attempted them. I have also decided to create this separate blog for sharing my drawings.

Today's attempt:
Drawing First Attempt

My 7 year old daughter draws better than this! I have no concept of how to shade the drawing, so I didn't even attempt that yet. I'm not sure I succeeded in making the fairy look as though she is sitting with her knees pulled up in front of her. She is much more simplified than I intended her to be (as is the tiny dragon in the picture). I made her smaller on the toadstool than I meant to, so I didn't have a lot of room to really draw her face properly. I did not get the proportions correct. The list of my failures in this attempt at drawing could go on and on, but at least you can tell my fairy is a fairy.

And I will improve.