Sketchbook PageThis is a very quick contour drawing loosely painted with watercolor. I did this after my class left on Thursday.
For me, contour (continuous line) drawing is very much like connect-the-dots - connect-the-shapes. I really don't know what's going to happen until the end. I'm thinking "shapes", not "objects". Some of those shapes might be negative spaces, not an object at all.
I'm not thinking about composition either. I'm just getting down the information that's there. I can put it to good use later. I can move things around for a better composition (although I I am pretty happy with this), and shape up that clay pot on the right.
I can't believe it is January 11th already. I have waited so long to begin a fresh start, that it just isn't fresh anymore. I'm not good at fresh starts anyway - I do better just plodding along. I enjoy plodding along, so I'm doing okay.