Here was my first attempt in class --
|Kangaroos feeding in the Australian Bush|
India Ink and stick, charcoal, graphite, Conte crayon
Then a few days later, I woke up at 3:44 AM, went out to the kitchen table, grabbed my sketchbook and started drawing a slightly wilted vase of sunflowers in front of me. Each variation I started my line at a different place on the paper, as indicated by the arrow. I even tried drawing with my left (non-dominant) hand!
|(I did look while drawing this)|
Perhaps I can draw better left-handed?!
|Outlined with Micron pen|
|Using Tombow 977 Saddle Brown|
over graphite tracing from
Enlarged copy of first drawing
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - 1780 – 14 January 1867) French Neoclassical painter.
(This was his advice to a young Degas who had announced he wanted to become a painter)