Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cat Figurine


Cat Figurine
Originally uploaded by csgebhart

I recently completed a beginning drawing class with J. Elizabeth Johnson. This was an in person class instead of an internet class, and Elizabeth is a good teacher (her website is here). She then offered an intermediate class to follow up, but I had date conflicts, so she very generously offered to teach me by email. I drew this for my first lesson.

A good friend gave me this figurine when her mother-in-law died - my friend is allergic to cats and she knows how much I love them, so she thought I would enjoy the figurine (which I do). My first lesson was to draw an object from life rather than from a photograph. I chose this figurine. The photo of the figurine can be seen here.


I'm finding that I really don't care much for drawing with graphite pencil, but I'm learning a lot anyway.  And the better my drawing skills are, the better my paintings will look.

4 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

"And the better my drawing skills are, the better my paintings will look" - truer words were never spoken!

Love your figurine drawing! Would never have guessed you didn't like graphite either.

Ramona Davidson said...

Love the cat figurine drawing. It has such a lovely charm and its a great representation of the original. Keep working with the pencil. You have a talent for it. You will learn values and shadows as you work with the pencil. That is one of the reasons I am doing it.

Thanks for taking the time to come by my blog and comment on my rose. It is much appreciated.

Krista Meister said...

What a lovely drawing, Cheryl! I don't like graphite too much either - love color too much, but I think you are very wise for continuing with your drawing study.
-Krista
www.kristameister.com

Fannie said...

Your drawings are wonderful, Cheryl. Yes, definitely, your art will improve with better drawing skills. Makes me feel like I need to return to basics. Thanks for sharing.

Is it Saturday yet? ;-D