I’ve been continuing with the exercises in Bert Dodson’s Keys to Drawing. As expected, I guess, they are getting progressively more difficult.
Project 1-E was to draw a bottle made of tinted glass. The object of the exercise was to look for the “hidden” or “enrichment” shapes within the bigger shape. I found this incredibly challenging, as you will see from the comments.
Project 1-F was to draw a complicated mechanical object. I chose to attempt to draw my hand held electric mixer lying on the table. I got the overall shape (ish) but struggled with the beater bits! There are disadvantages to only drawing in pen – no rubbing out!!
This is my first real attempt at drawing people. They didn’t know I was drawing them, so they weren’t sitting perfectly still…I was pretty pleased with my sketch – it’s certainly not perfect (eg Waif’s neck isn’t really that thick ;-)) but it captures the moment, and that was the aim.