Thursday, March 29, 2007
thinking about my process
It's strange how one can draw and never think about how they draw. This has always been the case for me. But, I'm learning that as a teacher I must first begin to analyze my steps before I'll ever be able to help anyone else. So here's what I was thinking as I constructed this drawing.
This morning we asked the students to practice drawing people in space. My personal goal was to focus on getting proportions right. I began this drawing by roughly sketching in the front two chairs. I knew if I could get these right, the position of everything else would be easier to calculate. Plus, I find it helpful to begin with a static element rather than a person as people move quite often, preventing me from accurately gauging scale late in the drawing. Overall I am pleased with how it turned out, though I wish I had varied my line weight a little more so that the people in the foreground could be more easily distinguished from those in the back.