Drawing From the Mind Painting From the Heart
A few years ago I found this great book at a used bookstore. I've started and stopped the lessons a couple times before now and I'm hoping to finish this time.
As they say, third time ...
First lesson is imagination drawings. Mine weren't that great so I wanted to draw something I was looking at to make myself feel a little better :)
This was an exercise to classical music and I really got lost in it, time was up before I knew it. The deep colors were the strongest musical notes.
This was one of my favorite exercises. I liked the simplicity.
Learning contour edges and overlapping.
A neat connect the dots exercise with paper bags. Wasn't easy for me and I was happy with my result.
The second week was filling in shapes and working with cross hatching.
I bought a fall bouquet and spent the week working on these for fabrics and other designs in my shops. I used mostly cross hatching for them.
A still life with some favorite objects. Tried to do cross hatching with watercolor to build up the shapes. Great book, recommended.