Today I tried loosening up and focused on getting more sketches on paper rather than getting stuck on measuring. I was talking with my husband about feeling stuck in this way and he suggested turning on some music or something to distract the left brain and let the right brain just observe and draw. I liked this idea so gave it a shot by playing an episode of Savvy Painter. I think it was helpful!
It also helped that I set that intention to sketch more (faster) and nitpick less.
So what was the result? My sketch seems no less accurate than the previous two days. I’m consistently drawing that pear on the left too large, which is interesting. I also need to keep working on lengthening the heights of the subjects so they don’t get squished down/too wide.
|My sketches overlaid on a photo of my still life.|
I’m starting to wonder how they would turn out if I sketched from my reference photo rather than the still life…