I am easily seduced by the beauty of a new sketchbook
I would love to be able to draw.
I can doodle quite well but I would really like to be able to draw.
Draw the thing I see before me and be pleased with the drawing.
I have a pile of bulging notebooks full of ideas, clippings, doodles, comments.....
I carry my sketch book everywhere with me, just in case....
just in case I have the confidence to stop and draw something...
I often stop and I often doodle but I can never quite call it drawing.
I am not going to show you any picture of my drawing as I know that other peoples thoughts on my drawing are not what I need.
I will have great ideas to draw something each day but I become frozen with fear. I look around the house and do not feel motivated to draw anything I see. I end up with a bit of a doodle.....and it looks like a cartoon of the thing I draw.
I know I am not alone in my fear and desire to draw.
They always think your drawing is good.
I spend a long time looking at things, deciding the essential lines, hoping that it will improve my drawing.
I rarely feel the confidence to draw from life. I usually work from pictures
While in Venice I sketched a few things but never felt quite at ease. Since we came back I have been looking at the photos and postcards that we picked up and I have been trying to draw them, expand on the sketches and copy the pictures.
Its helping me to create the Venice sketchbook I want.
I have 2 Rotring pens. They are fine and easy to draw with though a little temperamental.
I also use a water soluble pen and a water brush.
Shading made easy.
no, its doesn't make much sense to me either.
I went in to see this exhibition.
This is what I call drawing.
Maybe, just maybe if I study and copy I could almost be learning from the best.
course at the Tate?
I am sure that if I just do that course and buy another sketchbook it would all start to make sense........