Yesterday, we made contour drawings - used lines to describe edges to creates shapes to describe a form.
Why did we draw it upside down?
If you can detach your mind from seeing a symbol you can more easily see a shape to draw and get a more visual rich image.
try this - draw a cat---
does it look like this? or this?
in order to 'draw' we need to learn hand skills as well as how to look for how to translate 3D visual/emotional/language perceived experience (something that we see) into shapes that can be put down on a 2D plane with lines to create an image of a realistic 3D form that describes space.
Thus -- it is essential to - 1. lean drawing skills 2. ALWAYS work from visual source.
follow the tutorial, make some sketches - then a finished 9X12 drawing that will be due at the beginning of class on Monday.
- skill - drawing straight lines of definite length with different VALUES -- note how hard you push determines how dark the line is. --How you hold your hand, arm, shoulder and body determines how straight the line is as well as how long it is.