Street perspective based on a painting

Painting by Hanna Waite http://hannawaite.com/2014/09/10/eriksgatan-uppsala/comment-page-1/ SONY DSC
So i thought i would HURRY up and do a new drawing, just to get that akward self-portrait a little down on the front-page.
The painting on the left is by HANNA WAITE – I really like her paintings and their contrasts, and decided that i wanted to “copy” it off to the best of my abilities to primarily get a better feeling for the contrasts. I realize that there are some things that are not entirely correct, when the pictures are put next to one another – for example the center of the first house – which i for some reason placed a little to the left side.The size of the car is another thing.

I wanted to do this quickly – i know that i ought to sit down and take my time at some point, and be metecilously precise and neat, but.. It wasn’t today… Another time. My ultimate goal is not to draw photorealisticly but rather to learn to convey the essensial, and giving my own touch to the motif. I’d like to be a good sketcher above anything.. And i’d really like to be able to turn my imprecision and shaky lines into a quality.

Thanks to Hanna Waite for letting me use her painting – it’ll probably not be the last time!

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    • Is that a quote by Giacometti?
      You often hear about the concepts of quantity and quality as two opposites – that if one is true, the other cannot be.. I think that in this context, even if your autocriticism, and your aspirations are small or limited – if you keep doing the thing, you will eventually get better..

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    • It seems that the poor guy is suffering.. The reason i want to learn to draw, is to better be able to get my thoughts from my head down on the paper. There’s just somewhere bewteen my brain and the tip of the pencil where it all goes wrong. If i understand the quote correctly, even Giacometti has this problem ! So yeah – hard times ahead!

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  1. Join a life drawing group. You will get in with other artists and there’s nothing to test you like the human body. Also the routine will be good – having a time to draw. I also use these sessions to try out different media and styles..Best of luck.

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  2. First of all, someone good at drawing usually is either very gifted and can just do it OR they practice it….daily. The suggestions here are great, but no matter how much training you get, you must train yourself to draw accurately and carefully. Keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing your progress. KEEP DRAWING!!

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  3. I think you need to draw something you are in front of – if you want to draw a street you need to get into the street. Just draw what’s on the table in front of you or a pair of scissors or a chair.

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  4. Best advice I have is to draw for you, not some concept of what it should be. And try different mediums, I really do not do well with pencil, it was not until I started doing pen and ink that improvement came.

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog, so I wanted to skip on over and see what you were all about. You are doing great with your drawings. All I can say is draw draw draw. The more you look and draw the better you will get and the more you will love doing it.

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  6. Great exercise. Try drawing a table, just the table. When you get better at it, add a chair. One of the best ways to hone your ability to draw perspective.

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