Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Shape Seekers...365 Days of Drawing

We are shape seekers us people who draw. When I forget that, I get into trouble. I was drawing this guy's eyes yesterday and instead of drawing the SHAPE of the socket I found myself drawing in the eye ball.

The eye ball goes in last like placing a poached egg in a bowl. Thanks for that John Singer Sargent.

Once I had smacked myself on the wrist, my drawing for the daily challenge came along much better - along with the finished sketch letting some of the original purple ground to show through.

I love working on a vibrant ground, don't you?


Marian Fortunati said...

I think this is one of my most favorite paintings you've done, Johanna!!!
Wow.... I sure wish I could paint and draw like you do....

By the way... that little widget on the side that tells where everyone who visits is from (whether they leaves comments or not, is pretty neat)... visits from Bombay, Cairo, Essex.... all in the last few hours.... WOW!!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

thanks so much Marian. YOU my dear are doing just FINE painting and drawing the way you do!

Yes, isn't that widget fascinating....It makes me keep my blog going. I was about to shut it down. I have Shelley to thank for that.