Thursday, May 24, 2012

Drawing Lab: Drawing in Coffee Shops

IMG_8544 by Steph Toth Kates
IMG_8544, a photo by Steph Toth Kates on Flickr.
I dreaded this week. I forced myself to go ahead and do it anyway - because it's good to do things that make you uncomfortable sometimes. But I ended up hating doing it as much as I feared I would. Drawing animals at the zoo is fun. They are used to being stared at all day. Drawing people in a coffee shop makes me feel like a Creepy Person. And not just drawing - Blind Contour Drawing of all things. So I'm not even looking down at my paper. I'm just staring at a stranger and drawing in my little book. CREEEPY PERSON. So ya - I just have too many social anxiety issues to enjoy this project. But I did it.
To avoid being too much of a creepy person I mostly drew people's backs and people who were sitting outside (foolishly I chose a seat with a bad view of the people outside - so those drawings are kinda cramped) Anyway - It's done. I don't have to worry about it anymore. Moving on to next week - drawing from photos - nice and comfortable!

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Drawing lab: Left Handed Faces

Jesse Sleeping by Steph Toth Kates
Jesse Sleeping, a photo by Steph Toth Kates on Flickr.
This begins the "inspired by people" section - which is more challenging than animals, because I have to do this when I'm around other people. I finally found a time when Toby and jesse were around. First while Toby was eating breakfast - his eyes are looking down at my drawing on the right. His mouth got strangely enormous so I drew him again today while he was watching Star Wars and I also got Jesse while he was sleeping through Star Wars. Left handed drawing is fun. It's a lovely excuse for imperfection.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Drawing Lab Week 8 - find the creature

Maltese Cat and Bird by Steph Toth Kates
Maltese Cat and Bird, a photo by Steph Toth Kates on Flickr.

Better late than never - We painted random red, blue and yellow lines then looked for the hidden creatures.

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