Monday, October 11, 2010

Sketching and Playing Nurse

One of my commandos has caught a tummy bug. Here he is Saturday morning watching a little TV. I was trying out Barbara Bradley's method of not using guidelines while sketching. I'm not sure I've ever seen that advocated before. Amazon lists another book by her, which I imagine is pretty much the same book, it's just not the one I have.

4 comments:

Ann said...

Poor guy! Hope he feels better soon. I like your sketch - is it just defining value shapes then? Now that I think about it, I rarely use guidelines when I sketch, I just begin scribbling in shapes. When I do try to draw with lines - such as a contour drawing, I often forget to put in any guiding marks or lines, usually much to my disappointment.

Rose Welty said...

Well, she does talk about shapes, but actually she talks about lines as well. As I read it, it was more about not trying to "box it in" first - she was more for freedom of expressive movements. Rather surprising as she was talking about the figure, where proportions can go so wonky so easily.

vickylw (Vicky Williamson) said...

Very cool technique --- I haven't tried it yet. Hope the tummy bug is gone quickly and not caught by others.

Rose Welty said...

(Jeremy) Why dId'T you color IT? I Love the Baby so much. It Looks Like me. Is it me?