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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
It is about this time every year that little pots of narcissus start showing up at the grocery store. I can never resist. These delicate little spring flowers seem, always to be something I just really need right about now. Now I know it won't be too long before the daffodils out in the yard will start pushing their way upward. We're not that far into winter, but it sure seems like it has been going on for awhile. So much rain and darkness here. Highways flooding, streams overflowing. My little flowers seem "highly prized" as a harbinger of spring, so I made a little drawing for the Sketchbook challenge.
Then I did the latest "silly" assignment, which was to copy this bird 6 to 8 times, but each drawing was to be a continuous line, not lifting pen from paper from start to finish.
This was a really good exercise. Try it! It really loosens up the line and gets you looking at how to get from one place to the next.
It was such a nifty exercise that I went back and copied my narcissus drawing as a continuous line drawing. Much more character than the original, in my opinion!
First drawing on the left, continuous line drawing on the right, in case you didn't figure it out. It's a lot like drawing with a sewing machine.