Friday, December 9, 2005

Color and Compositon, pages 16-19

Three drawing exercises called for blind contour drawing, semi-blind contour drawing and detailed contour drawing. Here are my three drawings and the still life I used:   Dscn1115_1                                                                                                         Dscn1117Dscn1118



Dscn1112 I didn't spend 25 minutes on each one as she suggested...maybe 15 tops.  After doing these I spent some time looking at prelimenary line drawings by Willam H. Johnson which helped me appreciate this step as a process toward creating an end piece. 



The next group of excercises involve contour "cutting"...instead of a pencil and paper you use scissors and fabric. 



Others in the ring who expressed an interest in working through this book together are: DebR, Teri, Vikki, Caity, Geri, Mary, Cathy, Nikki, and Julie.  The next deadline for the next group of exercises is the weekend of the 16th. This is a very loose group, so no  one will be called on the carpet for being late or moving in another direction if you're not feeling Color and Compostition at the moment but I'll be checking your blogs for any C&C activity :)



Peace,



9 comments:

  1. Well, so far, its just you and me, babe!! I loved doing this. Hope others will post later. Did Debra drop out?

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  2. Wonderful work for what I consider difficult execises..can't wait to see more. Your friend in freezing weather.

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  3. Yep...I am being naughty. I had people in and out all day working on the bathroom remodel. I finally had to get out (the smell of the adhesive for the flooring was giving me a headache) so I went snowshoeing....I will give this a shot tomorrow.
    teri fiberandthread.blogspot.com

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  4. Karoda,
    I may have dropped out. I'm sorry, I never know what I'm going to do. I really want to do these exercises, but I'm so engrossed in my current project. I know I'm going to regret not participating. Maybe at a later date.

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  5. Karoda
    I'm still in,I haven't located the book locally so am ordering from Amazon and will post when done. Plus I've been seriously stuffed up, wheezy, and other unmentionable things from this $#&% upper respiratory thing I have going on. Haven't done much of anything.

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  6. Forgot to say,I like your start to this, nice work.

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  7. Nice work! I'm slowly working on my drawings. I will post my drawings tomorrow!

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  8. Good job! I'm still waiting on my copy to get here - I have been told it is on its way via FedEx, so fingers crossed - I will post as I catch up!

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  9. Hi Karoda, It's really interesting seeing the C&C exercises appearing here. I noticed Vicky's too and recognised the same kind of visual exercises from a book I love... Betty Edwards - Drawing on the right side of the Brain. This might be a good companion book so I'm definately gonna look at the C&C book too.

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