Basic Drawing #2

Originally posted 8 July 2009.

We continued our experimentation with Conte crayon and charcoal last night (or char-kole, as it’s spelled on the package). The first was vases with charcoal. My drawing would have been quite true to life had I made these pots in my ceramics class a couple summers ago (that is to say, lumpy), and my attempts at shadows made the pottery look like it was on fire.

charcoal on newsprint

The next two drawings were of boxes: first with red Conte crayon and then with ink (i.e., Sharpie). The main lessons of the day were perspective and scale, neither of which I’m particularly good at, but my drawings were passable.

red Conte crayon on newsprint

The trouble with beginning art classes is that you necessarily start out with simple (and therefore boring) subjects. At least we haven’t been drawing produce. I really don’t like that. And I admit I kind of bristled when the teacher looked at my drawing and said, “Good job, as usual.”

Note: this is part of the Basic Drawing Series.

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