Sunday, 3 August 2008

Art Lesson

After attempting to draw cans for last weeks IF entry, my frustration at having no formal training in art reared its head again. So I asked my husband (who does have an art and design background) to give me a few lessons on the basics. He's been a great help in showing me ways to improve my drawing, especially on how to get a better sense of perspective. The following are a couple of pages of his explanatory sketches.....


My homework and practices.....

And a much improved 'tinned tentacle'!

3 comments:

Zari said...

I know what you mean...i've the same problem! it's great you have someone to teach you...the sketches and explanation seems great!

Loni Edwards said...

Don't feel bad, I am with ya on the perspective thing. I've bought a few books that have helped, especially ones geared towards comic artists. That was sweet of your hubby to share his knowledge with you!

erin said...

hey I've had formal training and I STILL can't draw so don't get too down on yourself. I think you have a wonderful style and natural talent. Check out the book, "Drawing on the Right Side of Brain" by Betty Edwards, it's a great little mini-course.