Monday, November 16, 2009

Hand and Eye Coordination

I continue to be frustrated with my inability to draw exactly what I see. I fear that is because I have not yet trained myself to really see.



Maybe one day practice will make perfect.

22 comments:

  1. It looks pretty darn wonderful to m. Love the downy softness and the binder rings.

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  2. I agree with Hilary. It looks near perfect to me. I can almost feel the softness of the little chick.

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  3. It is all in the eye of the beholder, as they say.;) If you ask me, the drawings are absolutely perfect.
    xo

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  4. Er. I'm with everyone else...I can't see what it is that makes you unhappy. The pictures are great.

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  5. I appreciate the compliments and agree that it is a pretty good drawing, but I do see where my lines are off. The thumb looks more like a finger than it should. The finger behind the chick is bent in an unnatural way. And the perspective is off on the hand holding the notebook. But all in all, it is a pretty good drawing for me. It's just that I don't want to be satisfied with pretty good. I want to get it right.

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  6. Such a lovely gentle drawing Steviewren and it looks pretty darn perfect from my (untrained) eye!
    Love your recipe for summer squash soup - another way of using up all the squashes from the allotment!
    Great TV and film recommendations - Cranford is simply wonderful and The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency is sweet and charming, just like the books. I will look out for Avenue Montaigne - I have a fondness for French movies!

    Jeanne x

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  7. Perfectionists are great artists. I on the other hand am not a perfectionist. You are improving greatly. Be happy.

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  8. a sweet drawing. i admire your striving because i think all artists do that their entire lives - the need to be better. it's a good thing to me.

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  9. and this is why I no longer draw/paint .. photography was the answer to my frustration

    However you are far better then I ever was or could ever have been

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  10. Amen to what Char said. I really love how whimsical your work is..I don't think I'll ever be happy with my drawings as I am so hard on myself and such a perfectionist. With that said, a book that has totally transformed my drawing ( for the better) is called Drawing Course. It is a collaboration from the works of Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Germone. The plates in the book are what you work from which were exercises used in the French Academies in the 1800's. This is what every art school in the US should make for required reading coursework. It is the Holy Grail for a drawing artist.

    I got my copy from the Dahesh Museum in New York for about half of what amazon charges but here's a look:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/2867701651/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_0?ie=UTF8&index=0

    Hope that helps!

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  11. Stevie...this is charming...I love it.

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  12. What a sweet drawing ! You can draw, and your drawing are good than most of the people (including me) !!

    * I've received your postcard, thank you so much.

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  13. I love seeing people's sketches and drawings. I am a world-class doodler, but that is not the same thing at all. I want to be able to do it right. consequently I am impressed with you, who are so far further along the path than me.

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  14. Are you doing this during your lunch break?

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  15. I think we are all critical of our own work. You are a very talented artist. I really love that chick. He looks quite happy. I think he would aproove!
    denise

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  16. As one who teaches others how to draw (the mechanics of drawing, that is) the professor has always said that learning to draw has more to do with learning to see, so I understand where you're coming from. And yet aren't each of our "sights" clouded by different perspectives and emotions... perhaps you are drawing what you see and not what you want to see...

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  18. Your drawings are wonderful! Don't underestimate yourself. We are all learning to see ... really see and observe.

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  19. Such a beautiful drawing! Hands ae difficult to draw. The chick look so real!

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  20. Wish I could draw as well.... Dave

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  21. Hi Stevie; I know the feeling; and yet your drawings are fine! Your contour drawings tell me you're drawing ability is coming along just fine!

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