I makes me crazy that we are not already teaching this in all our schools everywhere! So to hold myself accountable to finished the book and get properly training in drawing... I'm going to blog my journey.
So you start by making a record of where you are now... below are some other drawings I have done in the past.
Everyone can draw... with the proper training of 5 basic's and learning how to "how to see right" you can do it ... I can, you can and everyone can draw... "Would you expect yourself to solve a problem in algebra without any instruction?" "All drawing is the same, except for the degree of complexity - the same skills and ways of seeing are involved in drawing still life, landscapes, figure and of course portraits,." says, Betty Edwards.
I hope I have inspired some of you to give it a try... "When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he become an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressive create. he becomes interesting to other people. He disturbs, upsets, enlightens, and opens ways for a better understanding. Where those who are not artists are trying to close the book, he opens it and shows there are still more pages possible." Robert Henri The Art Spirit, 1923
I am also attempting to bring both of my kids through this journey with me, Lucas age 10 and Leana age 6. "Be the change you want to see in the world"... hopefully my husband will also be inspired and want to join the fun...:-) My goal is to try and draw everyday until the book is completed...bye for now...off to draw.
ps - painting is so much easier...