What with my American adventures and the Loch Lomond Quilt Show and mildly sick children, I haven’t had much time for my own work recently. However, I have started trying to draw every day.
Traditional drawing has never been one of my strengths. I think the most charitable thing any tutor has ever said about my drawing was ‘I drew really well with a camera’. This is all well and good, but I do want to improve my drawing skills and although I’ll never be Picasso, by practice I can improve.
At the Met Museum in New York, I was really excited to find a booklet solely on the ancient Greek figures that interest me, 'Art of the Aegean Bronze Age', so it had to come home with me (I did pay for it!). I’ve been drawing the figures in it for approx 25 mins each time. I’m not sure of any improvement yet, but I am pleased that I can really see the difference between the 10 minute sketch and the 25 minutes ones - can you tell?
I hope if I can keep this up, it will start bearing fruit in my artworks, but we will have to wait and see. It is a lovely calm way to start the day even if it has no obvious benefit...