May. 30th, 2008

The Merit of sitting 4 hours in a Cellar

This happens when Claudia has an 1,-Euro Job in a cellar, nobody cares what she does, and when she's bored:

A draft of a street and houses, just to practise some drawing technique. Haven't done any drawings in a long time.

Mar. 13th, 2007

Pencil Drawings

Regular readers on my lj already know that I do a drawing course these days. I promised to post some pictures here. Well, here we go.

A bit of information about the course:
The course is called 'Pencil-Drawing Basics I'. We are to use only two pencils - HB & 2B. We are not to draw on the table, but only on a light plywood board (50x60 cm / 19,69x23,62 inch) that we have to hold by ourself and not prop it up somewhere. The paper has to be almost the same size than the plywood board. DIN A4 sheets or similar sizes are loathed. We are not allowed to smear within the drawing. Only hatches/crosshatches are ok with our teacher. We are not to try to stay with our pencil strokes inside the form of our object. Better take out the etcher and clean up the drawing when it's done. I could go on with this list endlessly, but I think you get the picture *cough*

Our teacher is a strict bugger. If we do a drawing at home, and it isn't to his liking, he takes out a pencil and begins to correct the picture without mercy. Hey, this isn't critique about his teaching method. I think, to see him working on a 'messed up' picture, is intriguing and certainly teaching us to follow his example. He showed us his own drawings - most of it was done in ink. WOW. Just WOW. I wish I had only 10% of his proficiency and, of course, a bit more talent.

On to the Drawings... )

Dec. 14th, 2006

Mandalas for your Coloring-Pleasure

I have uploaded some Mandalas - for my f-list only. Enjoy!

[SCAN] - Coloring-Book - Ausgeglichen mit Mandalas.rar
(ebook - german) Coloring-Book - Mandalas für den Unterricht.pdf
(ebook - german) Hund, Wolfgang - Mandalas 'Malend zur Ruhe kommen'.pdf

Note: You have to be logged-in at YouSendIt to download the files. The books are written in german, but this won't make coloring the Mandalas less enjoyable ;)

EDIT - 03-09-07: Offer expired!

Dec. 8th, 2006

Mandala? Mandala!

I colored a Mandala today.... I know, you think now I finally have gone 'round the bend ;)

If you wish, you can have a look at it. The pattern for the Mandala is also posted. Maybe you would like to try and color it yourself? Let me know where I can find a picture of your version of this Mandala. I really would like to see other versions of it.

EDIT: I 'forgot' to mention that I colored the Mandala with crayons, by hand. The only excuse I can offer is that it was really late, way after midnight, when I made this post.

Follow the fake cut... )

Jul. 22nd, 2006

Flusi - A Pencil Drawing

Last Week I bought a new book about pencil drawing: Drawing for Dummies by Brenda Hoddinott. ;) The title sounded useful to me, since I did my last real drawing ages ago. Maybe this is a way to get some good tips and start over?

Well, I tried to follow the demands of the first exercise. Oh, my...

May I introduce you to 'Flusi'? )