“The very act of drawing an object, however badly, swiftly takes the drawer from a wooly sense of what the object looks like to a precise awareness of its component parts and particularities.” (Alain de Bottom)
Which is better: working from photos or drawing from life? Life! There’s no comparison! How I loved the time that I spent immersed in the dry rainforest while working on the above image. If one grows still, nature will reveal herself in subtle ways.
As promised, I spent time drawing with my left hand! I discovered that mastery over the pencil or paint brush takes practice – lots of practice, and I had difficulties controlling the darks and lights and preciseness of the shading.
I have always loved a good challenge, and I look forward to gaining more control over the pencil. Here is my first attempt at drawing with my left hand!
“All things are difficult before they are easy.” (Thomas Fuller)
Penny at The Why About This gets a gold star by her name for publishing For The Love of Art. See her drawing HERE and give her a thumbs up!
Thanks for your interest in this Timeout for Art series! I look forward to seeing your drawings!