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February 21, 2011
There was a great response to last month's newsletter about finding rhythm while you draw, so thank you for your feedback!
I wasn't concerned about the outcome, I just wanted to feel the swift movement of the pencil. As a result, I think I tapped into a well of creativity that I didn't know I possessed.
I would love for you to try this:
Did you notice your worries or cares fly out the window, that your world becomes you and your pencil? You have created something that has come from your soul and it's a wonderful feeling.
Copy a photo or copy another artist's drawing, it doesn't matter - do what you want to do! It probably won't be anything like the original anyway. Remember to write on the back where your reference came from - this is so important, you'll thank yourself later for doing that. Don't forget to put the date there too!
I received many thoughtful emails regarding the flooding here in Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley (Queensland, Australia). The generosity of spirit has been beautiful and I've learned that people can still surprise me with their show of strength and caring. Thank you very much for writing, I'm still catching up but I will write to you soon!
What's New at AllAboutDrawings.comDon't forget to check out the page about turtles. There's a simple outline for you to copy plus a couple of examples that are easy to produce.
Once you practice rhythm drawing, it reveals even more fascinating insights. I urge you to try it out and see for yourself:
You are more capable than you realize, just have faith and add a dash of patience.
A Great Resource:
My book describes the techniques and methods that past artists used to create brilliant sketches with so few lines. It's all in one handy online eBook and it’s easy to order - just go to this page.
Once you have the How To Sketch book, you can celebrate everyday through art.
If you already own the book, I really thank you for your business and your trust, it is my privilege to serve you.
Your continuing participation in Your Space is so rewarding, thank you.
There have been some ongoing problems with the comments function but everything should return to normal soon. I appreciate your patience and understanding.
I am very fortunate to communicate with everyone on Your Space and I am positive that by sharing our artwork we can all learn and grow together.
The submission guidelines are there so children can participate on this site plus there are tips on how to make your pages more interesting. It's worth a read if you want to show your drawings.
Tip of the Month
To enable rapid drawing you need to have continuous movement of your pencil so try overlapping short strokes.
Remember your starting lines should be light so you can go over them later with a firmer stroke once you are content with their placement.
Envisage where your lines are going rather than watching the pencil point.
Every drawing is practice. Practice is not boring, make it something you love to do.
Everyone of us needs to read an art book for learning and guidance. I've bought lots of online art books so I can weed out the good from the bad. Every single book I recommend carries a money back guarantee so there is no risk to you.
For common drawing questions, please visit the frequently asked questions page.
To become a friend at allaboutdrawings.com, please find the Friend Connect box that appears towards the bottom of the right column on the home page.
The Drawings Blog shows you the last 30 pages to be added to the site.
Another way to stay up to date with the latest developments on the site is to sign up for the Drawings Blog by RSS feed. It's really quick and easy!
, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read this issue.
Until next month,
Have many happy creative days!
How To Sketch eBook.
"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." - Henry Ford
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