One of our assignments for drawing class it to keep a sketchbook/journal. I was very excited about this at first because I love to do art journaling and I thought "hey this is right up my alley." Over the course of the semester though I have been feeling like I don't draw enough for drawing class and that my teacher was going to get onto me. So, Here are some pages I did recently...a typical, my style page:
A mandala because we are going to be doing a mandala project at the VA Hospital in a few weeks:
And for more drawings I tried, for the first time, blind contour drawing! Here was my first one:
My hand and sleeve.... and then I drew my gun:
I like blind contour because there is no pressure to make it look realistic because your not even looking at the paper! So, I think I will try it some more. Whats funny is that I've noticed in class that I always start a drawing larger than I end up finishing it - over time it gets smaller... same thing happened during the blind contour drawings.
Anyways, my teacher took our sketchbooks up the other day to grade them and I was pleasantly surprised! He called me up there to talk to me and said he liked that I was experimenting with a lot of different things. So, now I don't feel the pressure to change - I will just keep on going like I have been!!
Today I am headed back to Victory Junction for another weekend! I will tell you all about it on Monday. Have a great weekend!!