I’ve been working my way through the first few drawing exercises in the wonderful book Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists. Yesterday I was experimenting with blind contour giraffes (drawing giraffes without looking down at the page). I was presently surprised at how well they turned out. In fact, I now have the plan to learn to screen print so that I can print a series of blind contour animals onto clothing as part of my design work. If anyone has recommendations for good screen printing resources or kits I would love to hear them.
Today I was doing gesture drawing with charcoal of my parent’s dog Meade. The idea was to spend just a few seconds trying to capture some of her motion using charcoal. I particularly like this image. And tomorrow, I’m “off to the zoo” (if you’re wondering how that’s possible in Whitehorse, you’ll just have to check back and find out).