Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Drawing class Week 2
This was my second week of drawing class at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Last week we did a one-hour drawing of a cardboard box, and I didn't post that because I thought it was dull...but the drawing process was good and challenged us on perspective and texture. I posted my first gesture drawing of some flowers instead, and.I was happy with that.
This week's one-hour drawings were of yarn or cord. I chose a ball of yarn, but was thinking---another boring project! Why did I sign on for this? I mean, I can do it--but why? I made a little loop on the front to at least add some interest and then set to work because that is what I was there for.
Well, by the end of the class I have a whole new attitude about drawing yarn. I am not completely satisfied with this drawing, and would have needed a few more hours to finish it. I may have overworked it. As it was, I chose to give the loop emphasis and to briefly sketch the rest. With more time, I may have built more of a diagonal leading to the loop. I am very happy with the appearance I was able to get of the softness of the yarn itself....so, with more time, I may have instead softened the specific threads around the loop. Lots to think about. Drawing yarn is not boring, and I am happy to get back into drawing! By the way, size is 18" x 24," so it is pretty big for a drawing of a ball of yarn.