Drawing on the Masters
Drawing is a frame of mind, a loving embrace if you will.
Graphite contour, Vanessa Martin
"I am preparing to give a friend, who recently lost (cat died) one of her cats in this illustration, a graphite painting of both of her cats from a picture I have. To warm up I did several blind contour drawings of the images in the photograph so I could loosen up. The photograph is very portrait like, this exercise allowed me to feel the cats lines and start to get a sense of their personalities before I dive into the final drawing. Thank you for letting me share." Vanessa Martin
Hawkmoth, graphite on paper, Susan Rubin
"This sketch of a hawkmoth ended up including a sketch of the paper and pushpin. I loved the perforated edge! It then became part of something bigger and more interesting. The hawkmoth was a little uncooperative, getting up and leaving after a short modeling session." Susan Rubin
How About: : Make a contour drawing in graphite. Find the edges that are important to you.
For inspiration, take a look at Terry Miller's beautiful work HERE. His website shares a lot of thoughts about how he gets to where he's going, and you'll see a lot of good shading for form in his work, not to mention great edges.
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