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Sessions #2 – Contours & Perspective

My second online drawing assignment was to sketch three contour drawings of the same objects, each time rearranging the objects in a different scenario. Having drawn my first contour sketch at home at the end of June, and not being pleased with the results, I figured the best way to relax and enjoy the process was to wait till we were on Cape Cod for July vacation. As hoped, I found objects in our wonderful rental house that begged to be drawn.

This assignment was supposed to focus on contours, which is essentially drawing the outlines of the basic shapes of objects, and perspective, which means keeping objects proportional and in relation to one another. For the most part, I found this a relaxing exercise, but drawing an ellipse for a foreshortened round table eluded me!

I did not have the opportunity to draw the third contour while on the Cape, but am eager to try the next drawing lesson. Alas, I have not been doing a sketch a day, which was something I mentioned back in early June. Somewhat unrelated, though, is the good news that the weather has turned more summery, and swimming beckons 🙂

Contour 1 Photo of Original

CapeCodContourDrawing 1

Contour 2 Photo of Original

CapeCodContourDrawing 2


Sessions #1 – in my drawing ZPD

First Sessions Online drawing lesson. Pencil feels good in hand. Warm up exercises followed by a sketch of an everyday object. Goal was to sketch object without getting fussy about it. Just jump in and draw. Coffee pot evokes Fred’s morning brew. I know, top perspective is off. Not sure I like this staccato post but will give it a try as a stream of consciousness post, without getting fussy about it. One thing is certain, I am in my drawing ZPD! And am going to try a sketch a day.

ex 1 connet the dots

1-connect the dots by drawing 10 random dots and then trying to connect them with flowing straight lines


ex 2 parallel lines

2-draw a series of parallel lines across and top to bottom to foster smooth control of hand and pencil


ex 3 clockwise spiralex 3 cc spiral

3 and 4-draw clockwise and counter-clockwise spirals to continue warming up hand control of pencil


ex 4 braun coffee maker

5-our Braun coffee maker, sketched Sunday evening


ex 4 photo braun coffee maker

another cup of coffee 😉