I’m still trying to loosen up with my drawing style but it’s early days yet. Someone in an online drawing community that I’m a member of suggested putting down the colour with my marker before adding my black outlines (like the fast and slow drawings I’ve done I suppose) so I might give that a go if I can avoid getting too bogged down with detail.

I’ve just realised, though, that a lot (although not all) of my drawings and photos at the moment involve light or reflective surfaces.

I’m retaking an online photography course with Tammy Strobel at the moment and one of the things we’ve been looking at is how lighting affects photographs. We’ve also been hunting out reflections, which I really enjoy photographing anyway.

Draiwng of pins, needle and bobbin

My last few drawings have also involved reflective surfaces, although this wasn’t really influenced by my photography (I’d already drawn these pictures before we started that photo lesson). I think it’s just because I have a grey marker so it sort of feels like an obvious choice to draw metallic things.

Maybe in my loosening up I should try drawing something that is actually a completely different colour from the pens I’m using but for the moment I quite like drawing shiny things.

2 thoughts on “Light

  1. RaSonya Pearce Reply

    I really like your sketches, especially the viewing angle you chose for the teapot. Loosening up is always such a challenge. It is my nature to just keep adding detail to my drawings or paintings, so I struggle with this also. You have struck a very nice balance between details and a looser approach with these.

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Thank you! I know what you mean and the detail can seem a bit overwhelming sometimes, to the point that it’s easy to just not bother drawing something. And you’re right about this being a challenge. It’s not always easy to do things differently but hopefully I’ll learn something along the way :).

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