This was a great next step for the straight-line block-in practice. I see how I got too caught up in edge details in step 3, so tomorrow I want to work on zooming my eyes out and seeing relationships across the entire subject better.
Today’s subject of a banana was more complex to draw than the previous days’ fruits. I really wanted to get the inner and outer curves accurate, and the proportion of the stem compared to the main part of the fruit. Tomorrow I’ll select two things to draw so I can work on the relationship between … Continue reading Straight-line block-in practice day 4
One of the things I especially like about the straight-line block-in exercise for my class is that it forces me to slow down and really look at the subject. By drawing it three time — starting generally and getting more specific — it helps me make fewer assumptions and study the form more. After three … Continue reading Straight-line block-in practice Day 3
Today I caught myself staring at the contour of the pear I was drawing too much, losing sight of the bigger shapes and proportions. I think part of the reason is feeling distracted by my to-do list. Tomorrow I’ll try harder to be present, focus on big shapes, and make longer lines.
Today I begin the ten day exercise of 4-step straight-line block-ins from life for my Sadie Valerie Online Atelier training. The idea is to warm up with a Bargue plate then switch to a simple object drawn from life. The first step is to envelope, step two is to repeat the envelope and carve out … Continue reading Straight-line block-in practice Day 1