Monday, February 01, 2010

Askew: a little perspective

Askew, originally uploaded by Sophie_vf.
I have had an urge to practice drawing perspective, something which is always a bit of a struggle for me. I know that "real" art books have you pulling out straight edges and t- squares and identifying the vanishing point and I am sure that it does indeed serve a useful purpose.

But most of my drawing is done in a little notebook balanced on my knee or the car door. I often draw the street and surrounding buildings while waiting for my children to get out of school. But I am not confident enough yet to post any of those awkward, askew, distorted perspective drawings.  Granted, these are not super-favorable conditions for drawing - my hand can't really rest on anything, and I often find the line going this way when I'm trying to make it go that way. But that's where and how I like do draw, on the spot, and having fun with the spontaneous process.

So that's my goal, if I can be said to have one - practice drawing something in perspective each day in February. Hopefully I'll have something postable by March.


michele said...

yes! please post awkward little drawings! those are the best. love the photograph too. looks so here.

Julie Jordan Scott said...

I know what you mean about not wanting to post awkwardness.. though sometimes that is all I seem to have. (giggle).

Looking forward to seeing yours!