After my last post I got two lovely emails and drawings from readers. Janet Burns wrote:
"I follow Danny's blog (Danny Gregory) and belong to the Every Day Matters group on
Facebook and Flickr. It has motivated me tremendously. I was an art
major, I do mostly pottery, a little quilting (very little), but my
drawing fell by the wayside. I did the Every Day in May challenge, and
it got my drawing motor reved up. There are all levels of talent and
proficiency that post, and it is the most encouraging and inspiring
group. It and you have given me the courage to use my pen more often,
but I still love graphite. Here are a few pages from my sketchbook."
Then I got this note from Emily Seider:
"...I am starting to draw. I have been wanting for years to learn to draw,
but have been stuck in the rut of my own self-doubt for a long time.
Every time I would start drawing, I would be so disappointed in the way
things turned out, the way they didnt match what was originally in my
mind, that I would quit. I recently decided to get over it. I decided I
just need to make lots and lots and lots of bad drawings before I am
skilled enough to start making good drawings. I am working very hard
currently be accepting of imperfection. So I just started drawing and Im
trying to make the time to do at least one drawing a day. When I found
your blog, it seemed like just what I need right now, a semblance of
direction. I realized it would be great to have "assignments", or a
group of people to draw along with. I hope you will accept me into your
following. I attached the drawing I made of my rock climbing shoes
that I keep hanging on my wall for easy access (and a photo, because
they are pretty funny looking shoes). Next up: still life!"
As always—thank you for sharing your work and keep it coming.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I have been enjoying Danny Gregory's blog and his drawing prompts, though I have yet to take on the challenge of any one of them, but they give me some ideas of places to start.
Have you been drawing? Have you been able to draw while you've done some summer traveling? What are your goals, if any, for your drawing? Mine are to loosen up and make more graceful lines.