Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My Drawing is for THE BIRDS! Week 2 of Drawing Lab with Jeannie

This week's assignment in the Drawing Lab was to draw birds.
I uploaded my photos.
I'm not sure this was what Jeannie was expecting, especially after seeing the wonderful birds that were already uploaded to the flickr group.
Now, don't get me wrong.
Jeannie gave wonderful instructions on how to draw birds,
everything from proportion to shading.
My birds were very much the cartoon.
I was very happy with my last bird, which, I actually drew first.
Now, here's my study of birds.

So, these do resemble birds,
but they are the cartoon type of birds.
what do I need to make these better?
My work word for the year: DETAIL.
Sometimes, awareness is the name of the game.
Oh, and if you are wondering,
the bird in the upper right hand corner,
well, yes, it did do what you think it did.
The bird at the bottom has a broken wing.
The owl is confused as to who it is.
The penguin can't find his shoes.
Maybe there is more to the study than I thought?
My final, which was really my first bird.
this is a cartoon style of bird.
I don't like this bird as much as I like this one.

This bird is the backside of the bird 1.
You can't see it in the photos,
but the colors are softer and muted
which really makes it more sharp and attractive.
So, does any of this make sense?
I hope so.
It's late and I'm tired.
good night.
I'm working toward improvement in my drawing.
This week,
the assignment was continuous line drawing.
Now, this should really be interesting.
Stay tuned!


It's me again! momo said...

I ldo like your board soaring high above the roads - a "Birds eye view!" :) Great Job! The more you practice the better you will get. Sometime the "conventional" way you are taught isn't the way your hands want to go....you should know that from making beads :) it's good to be different. :) You are so talented!

TesoriTrovati said...

I was so attracted to your bird soaring high over the roads. That was a detail that amazed me. And I love that you found the happy accident by turning the page over. I didn't realize it! I have come to the conclusion that I will NOT be a photo-realistic drawer. And I am okay with that. I just don't want to be afraid of picking up a pencil and sketching a design or drawing what I see. I also think that if that can work into my own designs I will be a happy camper. But I am not going to compare myself to those that have "better" drawings than mine. That is subjective. I quite like your penquin missing his shoes and the owl that doesn't know whooooo he is! Charming.
Enjoy the day!

rosebud101 said...

The bird soaring is my favorite. I actually drew that first. I didn't realize how much I was saying about myself in the drawings. I thought about the bird soaring, and I realized how many roads my life has taken me to, and how many crossroads I have had to choose. Sometimes, like "Jenny" in Forest Gump, I do want to become a bird and fly away. Sorry, no can do, but the bird can.

rosebud101 said...

I forgot to add, Erin, I don't think I'll be a realistic drawer either. I simply like to play waaaaaaaay too much!!!! I don't compare myself to those who can do the realistic drawings, but I do admire them. There is a great deal of talent in this group! BTW, I liked your birds, too!