August 29th, 2007

Michelangelo Delphica

Drawing With Children

For the past couple of months, Connor and I have been working, on and off, on improving our artistic skills. Well, I'm trying to improve; Connor is already pretty good. :D I found a book called "Drawing With Children," and we are working through it together. So far, so good, although I'm not sure either one of us is going to make major strides with this system. Still, we're having fun with it.

Behind the cut, I've posted some of our artwork, along with an explanation about the exercise, where applicable. Collapse )

So, that's what we've done so far. One thing that occurred to me this afternoon is that perhaps part of my problem is with inspiration. I have the desire to draw, but there isn't any specific project or idea that I have in mind that I want to create. Maybe it would help to have some sort of a goal.

So . . . I thought I'd ask for some inspiration from all of you! I'd love for you to give me a drawing prompt in the comments, or suggest a subject. Be as specific or as vague as you like, and I'll see what I can do with your suggestions - and I'll post the resulting artwork here. Assuming any of it is worth posting. :D Sound like fun?

In any case, I am really enjoying this; it feels good to be doing something creative, even if I'm not always excited about the results. Plus, it's something fun for Connor and I to do together, which is always a good thing.

:)