"For thus says the Lord: Lo, I will spread prosperity over her like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing torrent. As nurslings, you shall be carried in her arms, and fondled in her lap; As a mother comforts her son, so will I comfort you..." Isaiah 66:12-13

Monday, July 7, 2014

Summer Drawing Pictures Share #2.

Posting this a bit late since we were camping last week, and I chose to pack instead of posting photos of the drawings. Jim hasn't tried them yet, but I'm hoping he'll find some time this week to catch up.

First, the girls drawings.

 My assistant.

 Amelia's vase. She wanted to beg off drawing, because she doesn't like drawing what she's told to draw. She just wants to draw what she decides.  I had her try it any way. I think she did a great job with the symmetry, and she didn't need any help with it at all.

Maria's vase/face. She had a hard time with the profile itself. Once I helped her through the first profile, she was able to add the other side relatively easily.

Now mine. 
I had trouble with the second profile, right when I hit the forehead to nose transition. I started to parallel the left side, inside of doing a mirror image. I had to stop, erase and then think "vase" in order to get going again.

The upside down drawings were fun. Unfortunately the girls didn't try them yet. Hoping they'll catch up. I may find a simplier drawing for them to try first, since they were both intimidated by the Picasso.

First, upside down. The right side up. This was an interesting exercise. I was mostly able to just draw, without thinking about what part I was drawing. Hands and face were tough to do this with, I knew I was drawing the hands. For some things I thought it helped me to remember what they were like the button holes. It also helped to look at adjacent lines to figure out how long or short another line was, to help keep the proportions right.

Now spiderman, just for extra practice. I didn't take as much time with this drawing and it shows, especially in the legs and feet. 

See the other's drawings on Simcha's blog.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Right-Brain Summer Drawing Club.

So Simcha Fisher is hosting a drawing club this summer, and I decided to try it out. I've loved drawing since my high school art classes, but have never taken a drawing class. Now days I don't really have time for much drawing, or anything I'd like to try, like pottery, painting, photography, knitting, blogging or going to the bathroom alone.

But it's summer, and I figured, why not? I'm sure I can manage a few drawings here and there. And if I get the kids to join in, I can count it as school! (At lease what they do after July 1st, thanks, PA!) I didn't even think of asking Jim to join in, until after Simcha posted that her husband was going to participate too. So, of course, Jim would have to try it.

Without further ado, here's our drawings:

First, mine:

 Portrait from memory. Clearly this is Jim, with girly lips. Sorry hun!

 Self-Portrait. I actually like this one, but Jim says that my face isn't that round. Also, ears are really hard to draw. And look at those lips! Clearly, I'm only able to draw one lip shape for everybody.

 My hand. Fingernails are really hard to get right, and my hand look way too thick. I should have drawn my palm, it would have worked out better.

Now for Jim's drawings:

He did all three on the same page. The hand is really good. But I kinda think his self-portrait makes him look like Spock.

Now Maria, age 9.



 I think both girls traced and then filled in the details, but it turned out rather well. Except those fingernails taking over.

Amelia, age 7 1/2.

 It was difficult to get a good picture of Amelia's Self-Portrait. In both of these it's rather hard to see the neck. But you can see the lips. That's because she put on lip gloss, then kissed the paper in order to get her lips the right size. Of course, she also puts on too much lip gloss most of the time, so they're still rather large. I think I'll have to remind her that this is a drawing club, not mixed media. :)

Also rather light.

Portrait from Memory. Uncle Dave. Nice hair!!

So far we're having fun with this, even if I'm way behind in getting things posted. I checked the book out of the library, but I may have to buy it. I'm enjoying it, but also if the baby splashes water on it again, the library will probably make me pay for it.