Monday, January 3, 2011

Another gallery of drawings

I went through literally hundreds of drawings and picked out a few favorites for you to enjoy. This is one of the things that my adult students had a hard time getting: just how many drawings it takes before you like one, if you have any critical faculty. They would get down on themselves because the second or twentieth drawing, as beginnners, wasn't up to their aims.

Then I'd show them Japanese drawings, which they liked a lot, and tell them gently the person who made them had been drawing for maybe seventy years! But it's not about the end product, very often, rather it's about the process, the journey being at least as significant to the traveler as the destination.



Bird studies, which, surprise, are based on the egg shape. What a concept.




Scraped paint and ink drawing




Study of a sparrow's head




Abstraction in pencil, taking a line and its shadow for a walk



Pansies, line and wash, but really a drawing




Marker drawing of art materials -- there's always something to draw, no need to search




Marker drawing on card




Ink on card multiple views




Ink drawing, daffodils. I did a series of these one per day until the flowers faded, and they were equally beautiful at all stages, what a metaphor




This drawing nearly made it as a cover drawing for a local big organization brochure, but they had another meeting and their chief honcho thought it was "too arty"! wonderful compliment, but not intended that way




Gesture drawing of cat on sofa




Pencil abstraction




Charcoal drawing, seated nude




Charcoal drawing, woman's head




Charcoal abstraction on brown paper




Chalk drawing on brown paper




Chalk on black paper, seated male




Chalk abstraction on black




One of many many three-stroke drawing, charcoal on toothed paper




Chalk drawing, white on dark abstraction




Pen drawing of kitty Marigold

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