Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Drawing Every Day

After reading the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards in December, 2006, I followed her urging to draw every day, to draw anything, but draw. She writes, "The more clearly you see, the better you will draw, and the more you will express yourself to yourself and to others." It was only later that I discovered that there's a draw/paint everyday movement visibly expressing itself on the Internet.

I started with pencil, moved to black chalk, then pen and ink, and finally started adding color with colored pencils, all over a span of a year and four months. Then I discovered pastels, which I have been using now for eight months.

This is what I did yesterday, a 5x7 landscape in Williamstown, MA:

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