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Saturday, March 22, 2014

I DID IT!

Hi all. Today I did it. I sat down and actually used some of my art supplies. I copied a bunch of tulips from a book of flower drawings. The author says you learn how to draw (or how to draw again) by drawing. And I've decided to go with it.

It was supposed to rain, but instead the sun came out. I decided to go to CVS to buy a couple of things I needed since I had a 20% off coupon. I looked over at their art supplies (not much) to see if they had drawing pencils since what I thought were pencils turned out to be charcoal pencils. They didn't have any so I went to Hobby Lobby. Got the shock of my life when one of the two handicapped spaces was empty. I ended up doing both stores with carts and not with my walker. I'll admit when I got home I was dead tired.

So I bought a bunch of drawing pencils in a package which I have not opened yet, and found the Kindle copy of a book on DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, and my intention is to spend a small amount of time every day learning to draw again.

I'm also taking a Craftsy Class on Colored Pencils. And now that I've got the materials for that too, I'm going to start the exercises she shows in Lesson 2 that are intended to teach you how to use the pencils. I'm going to be doing some exercises with the drawing pencils as well. The idea is to learn how pencils of all kinds work.

Take care all.

6 comments:

  1. What a nice way to start Spring! I hope you'll share your progress with us on your blog. I've never been able to draw much more than stick figures myself although I've always wished that I could do more. We had a very nice Spring surprise today in our backyard. We discovered that a pair of black capped chickadees are trying to nest in one of the houses we put out! I hope they're successful and don't get scared away by any neighborhood activity.

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  2. Sounds like you made a great start on (re?)learning a skill. Have fun.

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  3. This whole post made me smile :-). I'm glad you found something to enjoy, and drawing is portable, better than a sewing machine which requires you to go to it. My older daughter loves to draw (she wants to be a fashion designer someday) and I find her curled up in the most interesting places, lost for hours with some pencils and a sketch pad. Hoping you will share some of your work with us. Have fun with it!

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  4. You'll probably discover this soon enough, but there are different types of coloured pencils and different techniques associated with each type.

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  5. You'll probably discover this soon enough, but there are different types of coloured pencils and different techniques associated with each type.

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  6. You amaze me! You have a pioneering spirit! I hope you have so much enjoyment with your new venture. I'll be looking for further posts of your adventures!

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