Painting with my nieces: 4/12/10

My nieces and I painted for hours yesterday. One of our exercises (shown above) was an abstract drawing from a still life of a coffee pot, a miniature tea pot, and a sugar canister. We also did some quick sketches from fashion magazines to loosen up. They both wanted to learn more about drawing.

Drawing is looking. I believe everyone can draw, it just takes some time to develop your skill. If you want to draw someone’s eye, look closely at it. Study the curves, the proportions of the shapes, and dark and light values. Then practice. Every time you draw, it improves your skill.