Corinne maakt

My drawing and painting life

Day 53 to 56 Drawing, drawing, drawing

Over the past few days I practiced some of the assignments of Cat Bennetts Sketchbook Class, to draw things from our daily lives. I was also preparing for the workshop during the weekend, so I did some other subject matter as well. When I returned home after the weekend I felt like digging in again in the monthly theme. After some getting to know the subject, I made this drawing with a watercolor pencil of a dragonfly (with an added wash on the lines):

Watercolor pencil in sketchbook. Sixth version of the dragonfly.

Watercolor pencil in sketchbook. Sixth version of the dragonfly.

(For the earlier versions, see below.)

But here’s the drawing, drawing, drawing work done over the past week:

  1. Making contour drawings and blind contour drawings of a bird (Oct19 or 20)
Duck, soft pencil.

Duck, soft pencil.

Another set of contour drawings of a pen (Oct 23), the day I was to leave for the weekend. I find it very rewarding to do these drawings. I feel that I am getting to know the object by doing the blind contours. Doing them in color – as we do in the Sketchbook class by Cat Bennett – is really wonderful. I love that.

2. While away at a weekend at a conference centre, going to workshops and lectures, I was happily drawing cups and plants and a chair when I got the chance (Oct24 and Oct 25);

3.  When I returned home October 26 I started the week with a day of art. I really felt like going back to the monthly theme and chose  a dragonfly for a flying critter. I used the contour drawing technique again. I found doing the contour drawings plus a watercolor pencil drawing with washed lines, quite pleasant.

PS My own drawing class went really well. It was great fun. I hope to get some pictures of the results to share later.

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