Saturday, December 10, 2011

short straight strokes

As an exercise, I decided to use the edge of my General's Charcoal to make short, straight lines when I drew this figure. The drawing became a series of choppy marks which eventually were pretty close to right. When a section looked close to right, I drew a curved line to indicate the actual form. It pulled together nicely and 15 minutes was just the right length of time for this drawing experiment.

Straight No Chaser "12 Days" reminds me of my days of singing in small mixed groups. Oh, the fun! Especially when things went sideways but everyone was game to go there, too. If you enjoy Christmas music, and you're not too much of a purist, you just might enjoy this!


Roxanne Colyer Clingman said...

Loved the men's rendition of 12 days. There's a metaphor in there somewhere.

SamArtDog said...

Your sketches are elegant.
I sang in a capella girl groups in high school. So much fun!
Straight No Chaser is terrific.