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.