Monday, June 12, 2017

Enthusiasm and Habit

“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life.
How do you get it? You act enthusiastic
until you make it a habit.”
~ Gordon Parks

Sometimes I use a working mat when starting to draw from a photo that I am using as reference.
The image is scaled to the size I want the piece to be, in this case, it is a 5 x 7" opening. I then lay the working mat with the rule of thirds measured and drawn out on it over the photo and draw the grid on my image.
 Then, the same mat and grid are drawn onto my sketch pad. The grid is a handy tool in helping you to see shapes and proportions. By breaking the drawing down into bite sized pieces, complicated subjects are observed and drawn more easily. I used some artistic license here with the design and placement of the leaves. I think it's important to use your photos as reference or a jumping off point and not slavishly copy every detail.

Happy Creating My Friends!

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