Sunday, March 21, 2010

Art class completed!

Today I went to a Basic Drawing Skills class. Anyway one who knows me would tell you I am a practical, logical person rather than someone who is creative or artistic. I had always written myself off as being totally useless when it came to things like drawing. But I also have a bit of a stubborn streak so decided I should go along and do a class and see whether I could be taught!

The class itself covered off some basic techniques with lots of practising along the way. Some of the first attempts were hilarious! Actually the first exercise was to draw each other without looking at our sketch pads. The results were very Picasso like!

We carried on and learnt about negative space, angles, measuring, shading and all sorts of wonderful things. The picture below was from the last exercise we did which pulled together all of the things we learnt. I reckon it's not bad considering it's my first ever art lesson. :)


  1. Beautiful! Eat your heart out Picasso :)

  2. Great stuff. You would probably enjoy the book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards

  3. Ah yes, someone else doing the class mentioned that book. I think the reason I have always felt I am not creative is because my left-brain is dominant so I have to dig around and kick start my right-brain. I will keep an eye out for the book - thanks for the recommendation.

  4. Well done you! The rose is beautiful and very true to nature. You never know what you can do until you try I guess.

    Selumbei himself does some good drawings - must be be that missed out on that gene ;)

    You must be getting through your 101 things now?

    Love, Oznan