I read the last two posts in reverse order. So my advice is, stop trying to claim you have no artistic ability. Or else...or else I'll send you one of my drawings, and after the scarring heals you'll know better!
I traced the outline from a photo. Does that diminish my skills in your eyes?Petrina - I did the pic for a card I made for Joan.
Did you trace all the detail too?Don't sell yourself short.And tracing is perfectly acceptable as a training aid - a bit like doing scales - you get the feel of perspective (without doing the hard yards of technical graphical drawing) and the shape of the thing you're trying to draw. I'm sure there are many of us of a certain age who are more able to draw, freehand, the outline of Australia after years of tracing it in primary school than we would otherwise.
nice stuff... maybe it should go in the Presbyterian Church buildings section in New Directions???Seriously - wish I could draw. I had the gift when I was kid... mind you it was all WWII airplanes and tanks...hmm.
Jeff - I'd be happy to give you some pointers on how to transform your airplane and tank drawing skills into church building drawing skills! Then you could feature in ND as well...
Maybe the tanks/planes would go ok in ND. "WWII planes and tanks piloted by presbyterians" has a nice ring to it.
I think the older readers of ND could enjoy that, actually.I like the drawing, what kind of pencils/media did you use?
I used soft pastels (chalky things) and pencils.
nice work simone! might have to go on the next anniversary book Scots puts out.