Again a single line drawing of the same office chair as yesterday but in a different angle.
One thing I noticed while drawing, both yesterday and today, is that you hold your hand on top of the drawing while your drawing, making it almost impossible to get the perspective right.
But still this drawing is better then the one I did yesterday. Far from perfect but still far better then I had expected.
The main thing I found today is that looking at your subject is very important. It tends to get boring after a while. But still the best way to find out how the lines should run is by following them with your eyes. Imagining how the drawing will look when it’s finished.
Tomorrow I will do the chair the ordinary way.
As I wrote yesterday I tried my hand at some single line ink drawings.
The rules for single line drawings are very simple. You may double lines as often as need be, but you may never lift the pen of the paper.
If you do the drawing is finished.
So I did the first drawing yesterday. It’s of about the same setting as the color sketch I posted yesterday. Except that I also had put my sweater on the chair.
The drawing looks alright but of course being a pile of towels and a sweater gives such a jumble of lines that you can’t actually see what it’s supposed to be. So it would look alright.
The second drawing I did just now.
I won’t go into everything that is wrong about it but you can see that it’s supposed to be an office chair.
Which is a good things since I wasn’t expecting the drawing to be recognizable. And it wasn’t half as frightening as I expected it to be.
I’ll try some more tomorrow.
Single line drawing odds and ends on chair
Single line drawing office chair
Yesterday I got a comment from some art teacher telling me that I had done something wrong in my Up side down drawing. (I didn’t actually understand what he was going on about).
He told me that he had been an art teacher for 10 years and that if I had been one of his students he would have made me do the exercise again.
This was the second time. Last year I also had some art teacher writing pages of comment about boring exercises she thought I should do.
So to every art teacher reading this. Let me teach you a little lesson about teaching art:
You have it within your power to instill a love of art in your pupils.
If you do, the rest of your teachings really don’t matter. Your pupils will be engaged in art for the rest of their lives. If you might have forgotten something they will pick it up at some point.
On the other hand.
You also have it within your power to instill a hatred of art in your pupils.
If you do, it still doesn’t matter what you further teach them because they will try their hardest to forget it as soon as possible…
This was meant as part of a larger drawing. But as soon as I started I realized that the size of chair was too large to fit the rest. So I thought I finish it as a kind of study. To get a feel for what I was planning.
Since I have a tendency to loose myself in the details I thought I draw this more abstract. Drawing the colors without giving much attention to the shapes.
That went very well for a while. But then I made a mistake and got so distracted that I couldn’t continue the drawing.
That I get so distracted every time I make a little mistake means that I’ll have to try something I’ve been dreading ever since I started drawing.
I’ll have to try to make a single line ink drawing.
The funny/panicky thing about a single line ink drawing is that you are sure to fail. That is even if you succeed in drawing a reasonable picture of, what ever it is your drawing, you will always find a lot of mistakes. Which means it’s the single most frightening thing to do for somebody that is as focused on details as I am.
But on the other hand.
If I can get through this.
What could hurt me?
Chair filled with odds and ends