That’s Incredible Too!

My magazine collage from yesterday helped me create these drawings today in my art journal:

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I mixed up the order from this collage:

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I drew my shapes with a black .01 Micron pen and the shaded with pencil. I like to use a blending stump to shade my pencil.

This exercise helps “train” my eyes to draw the shapes I see and not what I think I see. It also helps me learn how to shade my images to give them dimension.

And it gives me new ideas for my doodles!

I found that I liked the simple shapes best! Β What about you? Β I’d love to hear what you think!

Happy Drawing! Β πŸ˜„

 

31 responses to “That’s Incredible Too!

  1. fantastic Jill! this is really awesome, way cool πŸ™‚ cheers! Debi πŸ™‚

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  2. I kind of like that ceramic flower…it has a hand-like quality in the drawing. (K)

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  3. I agree. And what a great exercise

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  4. What agreat idea…and you have inspired me already so much that I actually bought a real sketchbook…..xoJohanna

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  5. Jill, this is one of my favorites of yours! I love it and I think it’s a terrific drawing exercise. Your composition is right on and the flower in the top left stands out for me. I think you have a real gift for drawing and painting them. Way to go! And I’m so glad to see you’ve inspired another sketchbook purchase ^^ !!

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  6. I agree with Laura – top left stands out to me as well. But I look at the whole page and find it mesmerizing.

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  7. Wow!! The drawings turned out awesome Jill! πŸ’•πŸ˜ƒI love this idea as a way to focus on forms and not the subject! Cool!

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  8. Hi Jill, each one is your small drawings could now be drawn larger and be a work of art on its own. Your experimentation is inspiring, keep it coming!

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  9. I love the variety! What a great idea :-). Your lines and shading are beautiful.

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  10. Great job! The shading all came out super.

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  11. PS – I really like the combination of the fine Micron pen with graphite. I really have to try that, very inspiring Jill!

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  12. Oh I love that idea of the collage and then copying and sketching them! Also, the work with the fine felt pen and then shaded with pencil looks really neat! I once did an exercise in a course where the topic was also to train the eye to draw shapes rather than what you see. The exercise consisted into hanging a picture upside down – that’s then exactly what you start doing, copying shapes instead of what you (try to) see! And then in the end we all had pretty stunning sketches πŸ˜‰

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  13. I love this! You are really talented in such a wide area of art!

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  14. Love them all Jill and where you got your inspiration from.

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