Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Film Still Drawing #2

I've been practicing my drawing, as my 1 reader knows (ha ha). One of my sources of reference is the movie The Girl With the Pearl Earring. I love the imagery. Here's a film still I've drawn before:

Here's what I did last week, using the above still for reference:

I sat down for about an hour, I think, and did this in a single sitting. It's unfinished—I have not been back to work on it a second time. There's a lot more I could do with it.

The trees are a bit one-dimensional, but overall, I like it. I'm trying not to judge my results. In the past, I've had a lot of trouble drawing, because I can clearly and completely visualize finished drawings in my head, but I have difficulty rendering them. I don't like it when a drawing doesn't come out the way I see it in my mind's eye, so I abandoned drawing altogether for years.

I decided to try again, and see if I could enjoy just drawing what I see, with no expectations. Who says it has to be perfect? I'm accountable to no one. And anyway, I don't have any formal—or informal—drawing training, so any result is okay.

I enjoyed doing this one, and the others I've done. I'm going to keep working at it.


  1. Have you ever tried to create an image from the negative? Try drawing something like a table edge/corner by just focussing on the shadows surrounding it.

  2. P.S. You might enjoy taking a beginning drawing class at your local community college. Artistic creativity runs in the family (-:

  3. I love The Girl With the Pearl Earring! Nice job on the drawing, especially for just an hour of work.