Drawing

I have always wanted to draw. Some in the blogging community have heard me say this before, but it’s worth repeating, I would love to be able to draw.

Well, my friend, who is quite an extraordinary drawer herself, said she had heard about some high school art teachers who used a method to teach drawing in their classrooms with much success. She said it had to do with geometric shapes. Sure enough, she found the site and sent it to me this week.

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The method was developed by two brothers, Phil and Bob Davis, who discovered that the parts of every object could be broken down into a square, circle, oblong, triangle, or oval. Now this sounds like something that I can get into. For example, here is the first quick sketch of a bird:

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http://www.how-to-draw-and-paint.com/learntodraw.html

Notice they used only the geometrical shapes.With this as the model, it should become fairly easy to pencil in, erase, pencil in again, until you have something that actually looks like a bird.xlearn_to_draw_3-jpg-pagespeed-ic-e9h8ht4vgthow-to-draw-and-paint.com/learntodraw

Call me crazy, but this makes sense to me. And when I finish my farm chores, my blogging, my writing, my online selling, and feeding my dogs, I am going to spend some time practicing this technique.

Take a look at their site because they really seem to have found a break-through in this drawing business. Let me know what you think. Or if you have another suggestion or system, please share with me!

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Author: gebbysmith

I am a retired school teacher, school administrator, designer, retail business- owner, writer, fisherman, gardener, music-lover, dance-lover, theater-lover who lives in Mississippi. My husband, four doggies, and I live on a small farm and have fun every day making things and working on our house..

9 thoughts on “Drawing”

  1. Your chore list alone wore me out — so I’m extra-impressed that you’re going to give drawing a go as well! I’ll be eager to hear any updates you may care to share about how the geometric shape system pans out for you. Go get ’em!

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