Untitled (Roses in process)
Black marker on Moleskine paper
8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
If anything can teach you patience in drawing,
it's taking on the challenge of drawing a rose.
Which is just like drawing a car, or a face, or
a champagne glass, only slightly more complicated.
How you do it is (ach here I am giving advice --
after I said we don't need any):
1. You work on what attracts you first, and
then move to the next bit.
2. You work on what seems easiest first, and
then work on the next easiest part.
As you can see I didn't get time to finish this
today. Drawing roses is a painstaking business,
and by the time you've drawn one rose, the rose has
changed, opened, stretched, decided it wants
to be different.
The models pose,
and then change the pose.Another wonderful day in the new year. I
went to the Antique Market at St. Lawrence
market and picked up some things at the
$10 table. Very nice man. Plus a friend
gave us four lovely pressback Art
Nouveau chairs -- and we had to decide where
to put them.
I love chairs as much as I love roses. And
probably should own an auditorium, so I
could easily house however many I wanted.
Have a drawing-what-you-love day.