Sunday, September 26, 2010

From the Sketchbook...


I took another exercise from the book Drawing Lab by Carla Sonheim, in which she suggests making a visit to the library and browsing the shelves for a few minutes until something should catch our eye. It was up to us how much time we wanted to spend sketching from the inspired book or books.
I have no trouble finding inspiration at the library. After a few minutes I came across a book on Topiary Gardens. This appealed to me immediately because (if I have failed to mention before) trees are among my favorite things to draw. I love the shapes, the branches, the negative spaces, and the variety- everything about them. I'd never studied topiaries in detail so I thought it would be fun to try drawing them.

5 comments:

Janet O'Connor said...

Thank you for sharing. I was looking for a little fun and inspiration. Carla Sonheim might be just what I need to move on with my art.

erin taylor said...

Thanks, Jane! Yes, it's a really fun book- I just love it. I have done a few a them so far. I'm also taking an online class from her (not sure what her website is, you can google Carla Sonheim) called The Art of Silly. I used to teach art to children and if I ever get back into it I'll have some ideas for fun and creative drawing exercises. :)

Janet O'Connor said...

Hi Erin, I found her website and I was actually going to join that class even though it already started.
Also, I looked at some of your other posts and I found the one about Mary Blair. I had never heard of her, and I love her work! What a great find! Thank you again :)

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