As you can see, I fell WAY behind completing and posting for the Art Every Day Month challenge. I am currently recovering from some nasty little virus that my son shared with me- yay, me.
Since today was the first day since Friday I could actually stand to sit upright for any amount of time at a table, I spent much of the day catching up on Betty Edwards’ Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain workbook.
Rather than create individual posts for each assignment, I’m posting the past week as one post. Here goes…
Blind contour drawing of the palm of your hand- Good for getting you out of your left brain and focused simply on lines and where edges of objects meet.
Transferring your traced hand image into an actual drawing of your hand.
A quick drawing of my hand that I did the next day, and from it, the realization that I enjoy and prefer to work quickly, both on these assignments and most other projects in general. Instead of fighting this aspect of my personality, I really think I need to embrace it.
Drawing your hand holding an object- You can tell by the funky fingers & odd finger nails that I wasn’t entirely present while working on this. My three-year-old was “keeping me company”, wanting to draw his hand on my page, color my hand in for me, etc. Obvious rush job here.
Drawing a Flower- Another “Perception of Edges” exercise. Kind of veered away from tracing the flower image onto the plastic viewfinder, then transferring that image onto my page (too time-consuming) and instead just drew it while looking at the plant itself.
Drawing an Orange- Final exercise of drawing using the picture plane view finder to reduce 3-D object to 2-D drawing. Again, I skipped the tracing image onto plastic viewfinder and drew straight from the orange itself. I honestly don’t think it came out any worse for not using the viewfinder.
Drawing leaves using negative space- Moving into “the perception of space” assignments. I always loved the graphic quality of these exercises, which is probably why I like creating designs and patterns similar to this.
All righty then, so I’m almost caught up. Just need to do today’s assignment and I’ll be caught up! Hope all the #AEDM folks are still having fun and rocking it out- half way there! To those who’ve commented, thanks & I’ll be by to visit your blogs as well!