Wednesday, November 25, 2009

All you need is a Pencil and a sheet of Paper

Now that I don't have all my Facebook games to play, I find myself with spare time of an evening. I have a few TV shows I like to watch, but I am really not one to sit and watch TV mindlessly. I need to be doing something with my hands.

Earlier this year I took some Drawing classes. I really enjoyed them as I have always wanted to draw. After the classes finished I started drawing by copying from photos. Which was fun, but not really where I want to go with my drawing.

So last night I picked up my sketch book, my "B" pencil, and my eraser, and I sat down. I have never just sat and drawn before, with no picture to copy, and no idea of what I actually wanted to achieve. So it was weird. My fascination with drawing always leads me to fairy drawings. So I decided to give it a go.

I started with the wings (I know they look more like butterfly wings, but it is a start :o) ), and the picture came from there. It took a few hours. The proportions are way off. And it is really just a sketch, but the finished product, for my first shot at freehand drawing, is something I am proud of.

I haven't drawn for a few months. I haven't really had the time. So it was fantastic to just sit down with a pencil and a piece of paper and draw. And I loved that I didn't copy anything, didn't get concerned about the proportions, I just drew my picture.

I can't wait to see what I draw next!



Debbie C said...

I think you have a real talent, Kylie. :) And it's a better way to spend your time than on those time thief FB games. I know this well cos I used to play Bejewelled Blitz almost obsessively!

Kylie said...

Theanks Deb. Ahhh.... Bejeweled Blitz. The one game I haven't deleted. :o) Thankfully we now have a slower internet connection and I get frustrated at it and have all but stpped playing.

Anonymous said...

Hey that drawing is really great! Maybe you should look at writing and illustrating a kids fairytale book xoxo

Linda50 said...

Love the drawing, Kylie, and agree with MelBird - a children's book with illustrations.

Kylie said...

Thanks Mel & Linda. Funny you say that considering I have written a couple of childrens books. :o) Just never in a million years thought I could also illustrate them.