Tag Archives: Line Drawings

Serendipitous Scraps

When it comes to art supplies I admit to being a bit of a hoarder.  You never know when something will come in handy.  So when a printer offered me 500 small scraps of leftover watercolor paper, I gladly took … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods

For many, winter is dreary, cold and often not too inspiring for drawing.  But one day this week there was a cloudless sky and the temperature soared into the upper 50’s where I live.  It was simply too nice to stay inside so I … Continue reading

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Drawing Conversations

One of the best ways to learn is to ask questions.  Because drawing is an examination of a subject, as I draw there is a continual dialog going on in my head.  Sometimes I talk to myself, and sometimes I ask my … Continue reading

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Learning from the Masters

I grew up in a small New England town.  It was idyllic except for the fact there was no art instruction.  I learned to draw by copying other artists.  Later, in the era of individualism and experimentation I discovered copying … Continue reading

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Lines, Lines and More Lines

I’ve been talking about lines for a bit now, but there’s still so much to say. Lines, or as some call them, “marks” are the building blocks of drawing.   There are all kinds of lines, short lines, long lines, … Continue reading

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All about Relationships

While I don’t pretend to be an expert on human relationships, I do have a little experience with visual relationships.   That’s the subject of this lesson.  How do things relate to each other ?  John Muir said, “When we … Continue reading

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What should I draw?

The best thing to do if you want to learn to draw is to start by sketching simple objects.  Practice seeing and sketching with basic shapes then gradually work your way to more complicated subjects.   Fruit and vegetables are … Continue reading

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How to fit your drawing on the paper

One of the first challenges to the new sketcher is how to put a subject on a piece of paper.   Whether you’re drawing something enormous or minuscule, it needs to look like it belongs on your paper.  It’s all … Continue reading

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