Monday, June 2, 2014

Drawing From Life, June 2014


Everything is beautiful and everything is interesting. Look around and see what is really there. Notice the texture. Notice the surface. Are the edges hard or soft? How does the light hit it? Examine it. Shadow and shading change constantly.


Drawing from life, ea. From what you see, it different from drawing from a photograph.


When you draw from a photograph, you are in essence coping the photographer’s composition, or point of view. The lighting, distance, arrangement are all ready laid out for you.


But when you are drawing from objects you have selected and arranged, it is different. Also, your perception of these objects are much different from when you look at them in a photograph. Photographs are flat.


Looking at the real objects gives you to sense of 3-dimension you will never get from a photograph.


Walk around and move objects. Let the arrangement be your selection not  what someone else selects.

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