Tuesday, July 15, 2008

contour drawings at the beach

While sitting on the beach at the waters edge on my vacation, I drew what or who was in front of me - doing contour drawings pages of them - very fast and with out thought- just capture the contour. No more than 3 minutes on each sketch.

I was pleased at the exercise- it forced me to not OVER THINK a drawing- which I so often do. And the people move- so I had to draw very quickly to capture the pose before they moved or walked away.

I am interested in adding more people into my watercolor paintings. I must of taken 100 pictures of people on the beach (that I do not know!)for reference photos. If you look, you will see one of my foot- it was in front of me, so I drew it. :)

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