Comments and crits welcomed--that's how I can learn.
I really appreciate this thread. I have gotten support from it, and am grateful to those who have posted first and recent, and especially bad
One of my favorite sayings is, anything worth doing is worth doing badly.
I've generally been painting, rather than drawing, and recently said to a few friends that I don't see a lot of progress. I have even pulled out first plein airs to compare with recent ones... But I really enjoy it, so, I'll keep at it, even posting the "really should be better by now"
As for drawing, I haven't spent a lot of time on drawing, but decided to post 4 that I've done in the last couple of weeks. For some reason, when I draw, it seems I need several drawings before producing a good one. Almost as if I have to figure out what the subject looks like.
My first photo shows that: the bottom V right is the first, the top V right is second, the third, on the V left, is the last, and best. Graphite on cheap, old drawing paper. big one, ~9x12, the others, well, ~6x6"
The original photo IS THE 6TH down at the JULY Challenge SOUTHWEST /WESTERN FORUM
This second drawing was done Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. charcoal, old
colored pencils and chalk, on recycled bond paper. Started out just to see if I could do it, now I wish it were on better paper, lol.
The original is photo three from DOG BREED PROJECT: Border Collie http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=569732
This is my drawing: And again, C&C welcome.
I'd like to add, the first drawings were for the challenge and I wanted it the best I could do. The second one, the one in color, was playing around, and the only one of of it I have done. I may do another. I'm kind of pleased with it.