Monday, November 26, 2007

Still life

This is the start of a possible still life drawing that is needed for a demonstration. I always love the line drawing part best. I love the clean simple shapes and there is always the fear that adding values will change it into something that I won't like. Of course the values will give it a different illusion, and that is always interesting too. It rarely becomes something that I dislike, it just changes it into something different.

But I still love line drawings.

I do most of my drawings freehand and only use a grid if I really really have to get a perfect likeness. It means that I have take more measurements and really observe carefully to ensure that proportion is correct. There is no shame in using tools to help achieve the final result. A grid or even tracing simply provides the framework for a drawing. Its down to the artist to make it all come together.

2 comments:

Stacy said...

I had to chuckle over how people differ when I read your post. The line drawing is always my least favorite part of a drawing. It seems to take me so long to get it down and get it right. And I don't really feel a drawing come alive until I start adding value. What's that saying...different strokes for different folks. :)

Jeanette said...

Oh yes, everyone likes a different aspect of drawing. I do like the drawing too when I start to give form to it, but always love the simplicity of a line drawing.