Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Art Journal

"Do not fail, as you go on, to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worth while, and it will do you a world of good."
-Cennino Cennini (14th century artist and writer)
my backyard
a boulevard tree

As per Cennini's advice, I am continuing to sketch often, if not daily.
My drawing usually starts by pulling out my small drawing pad and pen, looking at what is around me and picking a subject.

Even the most seemingly mondane subject can end up making a pleasing picture (the BBQ, which was originally omitted from the first picture, was added at the end - adding interest and balance!)

I am learning that sketching isn't just about replicating a scene, but more about understanding how to really see (and, much like practicing the piano: the more you do it, the more natural it becomes!)

Draw on,
xo Karen

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