Yesterday got away from me and I didn’t get around to doing my line exercise. So, today I sat down with my fabric, marker, and line-y subject and used the entire 15 minutes to draw a ball of string.
I envy those who can make a well proportioned contour drawing without a bit of pencil sketch as a guide. As you can see, I could have used a guide. However, I don’t see this exercise as necessitating perfection — for me, it’s about drawing and mark making.
After making up for yesterday, I switched to a wider marker with a brush-like tip.
The drawing is better — practice, practice, practice! I was thinking about making a very gestural line. My subject isn’t very gestural though. Perhaps tomorrow I will try something a little more sinuous and draw less representationally…