Trying my hand at drawing!
In my previous post, titled, Learn To Draw, I mentioned that I have registered for “seascape painting” at my local art store. My hope is to improve the pictures I draw of English seasides and post on this blog. Until now, I have used Word’s basic shapes and color fill. However, while I wait for the class to begin, I purchased a book titled, Pencil Drawing, Project Book for Beginners, published by Walter Foster Publishing. Last evening, I got started by following the six steps to drawing a rose.
Draw a Rose
After following the six steps (see the picture below), here is what I learned:
- While following instructions from a book helps, I would definitely benefit from real life lessons.
- That everything has a basic shape.
- That a 2H pencil lead is harder than an HB.
- That I suck at shading! I’m not sure either how to shade, or where I should shade.
Here is a picture of my efforts. From figures 2 and 3, you will notice I was flailing a bit, but picked up when I applied the circular lines for petals in step 4.
Draw a Rose
My opinion of my final effort in step 6:
- Hmm… not great yet! While my final attempt #6 looks like a rose, it does not capture its essence. It looks more like an end-of-season wilted rose. Oh, well, just keep trying… just keep trying!
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