Posts Tagged ‘practice’


I do not practice ‘traditional’ drawing enough, that’s a fact. I am trying to do so more in various ways, particularly with pencils, which I dislike using compared to charcoal. It happened that my son wanted to have some art time, he specifically wanted to draw with me and so I took the opportunity to use a pencil for the first time in ages, since he was using one as well.

I began sketching a felted coaster I had on the coffee table while he drew his Lego mini-figures. He then asked me to draw some of his mini-figure things too and opted for the helmet and katana accessories he had to hand since he is currently a huge fan of Lego Ninjago.

I’m actually quite surprised at how well they came out given that I haven’t practiced this kind of drawing in so long. It was a good exercise and one that I hope to repeat to continue improving my drawing skills.

Are there things that you’ve gotten out of practice with that you used to do a lot of? Why not challenge yourself to take them up again for a little while?


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Are you looking out or looking in? What do you see? Something to enjoy or fear? Perhaps someone or something looking back at you?

Windows are interesting, just the perspective of whether or not a viewer is inside looking out or outside looking in says a lot in an image. They don’t even have to be a traditional window; some people say that the eyes are the window to the soul. What kind of window appeals to you and where does it take you?

This week’s prompt is to create an image on the topic of windows whatever that means to you. It doesn’t have to be profound, if nothing else take a look outside your closest window and record what you see.

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