Drawing doesn’t come easy for me but I am amazed how just a little practice can improve my skills.
I am taking Carla Sonheim’s year long online class called, “Y is for Yellow.” You can find out more about it here: http://www.carlasonheim.com/2016-y-is-for-yellow/
Lately, I have been drawing LOTS of animals. One of the exercises that helps me to really SEE an animal is to draw with my non-dominant hand. Here are a couple of my pages:
After drawing the animal with my left hand – which takes quite a bit of concentration, I draw it with my EYES CLOSED! I have to say that my eye-hand coordination is starting to improve – here are a couple of my pages from my third day of practice:
The bird on the right is a Flamingo if the legs don’t give it away! hehe!
The other drawing I have been doing is called “smudgies.” I define the head and the body of the animal with soft pastels and smudge it. Simple details are added with pencil to complete it. I have to say that I like this exercise the best! Here are a couple pages:
I hope you give some of these drawing exercises a try and tell me what you think!
Happy Drawing! 🙂