But drawing is not only helpful, but essential, as a foundation for painting, no matter what kind of painting you do. And there are many different ways to approach your drawing.
My brother and sister-in-law sent me some pears for Christmas, and, of course, I couldn’t eat them until I’d at least drawn them. So, the other day, I drew some of them (making time lapse demo videos, of course) in different media and styles.
- Pencil drawing with shading
- Pencil drawing with shading, using a stump (tortillion)
- Pen and ink drawing with crosshatching
- Loose, gestural pen and ink drawing with cross hatching
- Brush pen contour drawing with shadow
(A neighbor on NextDoor, online, said she could send her inner critic hiking up the Oat Hill Mine Trail here on the edge of town, and let it strengthen its calves — and exercise her drawing muscles at the same time. How’s that for staying in shape during quarantine time?)
Just think: you can work out your drawings and paintings, your drawing muscles, and your inner critic’s calves at the same time, all from home. How’s that for an exercise program?
Now... where's my bamboo pen? I haven't used that in a while.... 🙂