Lesson 6: Observational Drawing



draw 30 small items in 30 minutes:  okay, done.



Now, pile it up and draw what you can in 1 hour.  For me, this looks like:


Now draw this Rembrandt copy, “…you simply cannot do this drawing with a tight hand…” teacher says.  So, I opt for my PRANG SKETCHING pencil instead of the cushy mechanical pencil I’ve been using. Here is a printed copy of Rembrandt’s self-portrait and my sketched portrait of his retarded cousin:


This exercise forced me to not worry about being perfect, I did worry the facial features a bit, but I had to get over it and tell my inner critic to shut up 🙂


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