Learning from Experts

I have moved on to the second chapter of Bert Dodson’s Keys to Drawing, and he now has you copying from a “master”, after guiding you through the drawing styles of several. I chose to have a go at drawing in the style of Giorgio Morandi who has what Dodson describes as a “patient crosshatch stroke”. As the drawing in the book was rather large, I just chose to focus on one small section. Here are our drawings side by side:

copying morandi

And my attempt a bit closer up:

copying morandi closeup

I surprised myself with how much I enjoyed the repetitive nature of the cross hatching.

The next step will to attempt an original drawing in the style of the chosen master.

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12 thoughts on “Learning from Experts

  1. Jane A says:

    I think this is excellent, Viv! Very impressive. Hope you enjoyed the exercise of trying something out of the ordinary.

  2. Mary Walker says:

    I like how you chose a small section to draw it’s amazing the difference the direction of a few lines can make.

  3. cathy holtom says:

    Great hatching an interesting exercise!

  4. Alex Tan says:

    nice! Definitely a good technique!

  5. Janet says:

    Choosing that small section was a great idea. And you did a wonderful job on the drawing.

  6. What an excellent exercise. I know that I am often overwhelmed when seeing a large page. I think that I’ll try this technique. Thanks for sharing.

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