Drawing Lab - Week 1

I just bought this book that I thought would help me with my drawing -
Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun (Lab Series)
- and the first assignment is to draw 30 cats while lying in bed.

I know, this is only ten of them, but I have a short attention span. I just have to do 10 at a time. I can't draw 30 cats at one sitting.

I do understand the point of the exercise, though. Real artists don't pick up a pencil and create art on their first try. They draw something over and over until they figure out how to make their image look right. Only amateurs think that everything they do is great. Pros know that most of what they do is just practice for the real thing.

Also, lying in bed is supposed to help us be more relaxed. Unfortunately, for me, it isn't relaxing. I don't do anything that involves sitting up in my bed, like reading or writing, because waterbeds aren't designed for that. There are only two things I like to do in bed, and they both start with the letter S. Sketching isn't one of them.

Juliet Arrighi


Shelly Schmidt said...

This is awesome- I cannot draw whether I am in bed, on my head or sitting at a table.....my cat would look like a 4 yr old drew it! Great pictures!

Myrna said...

Love your cats.
I agree with you regarding the 2 things a bed is made for. lol
Thanks for the smile (cats) and the good laugh (re bed).