(Recap: I’m particiapating in Angie Allen’s Drawing Lab linkup. Here’s Drawing Lab 3 from Carla Sonheim’s Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists.)
Assignment: Quick gesture drawings (i.e., no details!) of your pet in motion using a charcoal pencil.
Disclaimers: 1) My animals are getting old (code for “lazy”). Playing with balls, chasing tails and being in constant motion are a thing of the past. 2) It’s been a while since I worked with charcoal. 3) Drawing pets is second only to people for “things I’m terrible at drawing”.
Observations: 1) I felt really stiff doing this exercise and I think my drawings reflect that. 2) I spent 10-15 seconds on these drawings rather than the few seconds the exercise called for. I had a hard time capturing shapes that quickly. If you doubt what I’m saying, know that the drawings I’m sharing are the best of the bunch.
Conclusion: My uncomfortableness with this exercise most likely indicates a need to repeat it in the future.