Saturday, 21 April 2012

Drawing

Now I consider myself to have a block where drawing is concerned. I don't really get it and I would love to be able to draw.  I've been having the odd go here and there but I think I've found a book that is going to help me get it.  It's by Danny Gregory.


I know this is probably a very simple "baby" type image to most of you but I didn't actually draw the chair, I drew the negative spaces around it and I'm really surprised that it actually came out looking like my dining room chair. Anyway  - if you would like to get into drawing, I could certainly recommend this book.  He has a great writing style, very friendly and easy going and starts right from real basics.


16 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Now you really have me tempted - I used to be able to draw a bit but it really is one of those things that once you let it go, it goes. That looks good - not sure I could even do that, though, lol. Might go check out this book - thanks for the tip x

nimucha said...

Carol, you are so creative and talented! I truly admire you.

Heather said...

I feel the same as you with regard to drawing - it would be a very useful skill to have. I think your chair is very good and maybe I should get hold a copy of that book.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

The book sounds intriguing. Love your pic and your pages below are fabulous. Tracy x

Chris said...

I wish I could draw too, Carol. This is great - mine wouldn't even look like a chair. Think I'll stick with the stamps. lol

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Hmmm...well, well, well. Maybe I will give it a go, too? ;)) Love the chair! x

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous! Can't wait to see where your book takes you in your art!

Netty said...

Love the way your chair has turned out Carol. Am sure you are going to have a lot of fun with this book. Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

Heather said...

Just ordered a copy of that book Carol. You are such a temptress!!

Karin said...

Ooooooooo Carol,I love how your space around the chair has made it appear on the page. That's fabulous!

Sarah Anderson said...

fab chair! Can see you translating this into your fabric and using your soldering tool to remove the chair! I love this book; another great, great book for fabulous drawing exercises is Drawing Lab by Carla Sonheim - again, lots of activities to get you drawing without that critical voice getting in the way!

flutterbycrafter said...

This is brilliant, I still can't draw for toffee x

Sid said...

Glad you are giving it a go ..... who's judging anyway ?

sam21ski said...

Great chair Carol. Glad you've found a book to help you progress. Can't wait to see what you do next.

Sam xxx

penibear said...

Looks great! I need to get that book now for me and Amy!

karen said...

my friend has this book and absolutely loves it...