Tuesday, November 25, 2008

gesture drawings & sunset

When in the field studying birds, I love to do gesture drawings to get the feel of the bird. These are quick and do not have to be perfect. They help me to understand what I am seeing.
Here is a gesture of a Piping Plover

I also do line contour drawings.

The idea is to draw fast without looking at the paper rather looking at the bird. This is what I like to call tactile learning. It reinforces what my eyes are seeing or sometime what they are not seeing.

This is the contour drawing for this drawing.

Another contour of sunflowers in Ware County

To finish: I've noticed I have taken a fancy to the word stunning. Here is last night's sunset. Would you agree it was stunning?

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Man! Those sunsets make me really miss Jekyll...