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Tuesday
Oct262010

A Collection of Potted Plants

5x8" drawing moleskine, pitt pen, quick sketch on site

waiting for an observation in my daughter's classroom (a montessori thing)

across the courtyard, a collection of random potted plants

with 15 minutes to work, had to get the lines down quickly

interesting to compare to a photo taken a few days later and look at the lines using a filter in photoshop

 sketches from photographs and it's about drawing, not the drawing

 

question: do you prefer to draw from photographs or from life?

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Reader Comments (6)

I prefer photographs. They stay still longer, and don't change perspective when I move. :)

10.27.2010 | Unregistered Commentermelydia

Definitely photographs!!

10.27.2010 | Unregistered CommenterEden

what a lovely drawing! I like it a lot...

10.27.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaki

I prefer photographs. I've taken classes where we have to draw something real (usually the person across from us) and there is just so much pressure to hurry and to get it "right". With a reference photograph, it allows me to linger and appreciate details and ... erase to my heart's content.

10.27.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeannine

How interesting to see the similarities and comparison between the "real life" sketch and PS! I like to sketch in real time. Hugs, Terri xoxo

I haven't drawn anything from life or a photograph in a long time. I like both for different reasons.
I like your comparison here with the photograph and altered version.
Sophie

10.27.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMissKoolAid

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