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Wednesday
Dec162009

Retro | Vintage Drawing Practice #2

Did you attempt to draw any of the ideas from Retro | Vintage Drawing Practice? Continuing the series, here's more inspiration for those wishing to draw. You don't have to be PERFECT, but do give it a TRY.

draw the lines and curves of a bicyclette

Lawson’s bicyclette. Digital ID: 1195112. New York Public Library

sketch this bridge card without turning the page

How would you bid? Digital ID: 461093. New York Public Library 

design an embellished umbrella

Ornamental state umbrella, wit... Digital ID: 824673. New York Public Library

sketch the curves and angles of a chandelier

Chandelier. Digital ID: 1160665. New York Public Library

draw the deceptively simple lines of the predecessor to your cell phone, give it a 3D feel

Desk set [telephone] Digital ID: 98286. New York Public Library

draw these grand windows, practice freehand parallel lines

[St. George] Stained glass win... Digital ID: 1253130. New York Public Library

draw a vintage earring, or one from your collection, embellish

Ear-rings. Digital ID: 831901. New York Public Library

the curves and overlapping forms in leaves

Gaultheria procumbens : mounta... Digital ID: 1101745. New York Public Library

What will you draw today?

Go to Retro|Vintage Drawing Practice #3.

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Reader Comments (4)

Hey this is a fun idea...sketching things like this kind of got me going. I have not actually gone to the real sketching yet...but I am interested. I hope I will later this week. I like the Chandelier best I think. I need to used the sketching to recenter after my busy first week on the new job.

12.16.2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiane M. McKnight

I don't know how I missed your first post on vintage drawing, but this is a great idea! I definitely want to take this on this week! Thanks for the inspiration!

12.16.2009 | Unregistered CommenterVerna

Time is sooooo limited lately, but this idea has really intrigued me. I think I might make time for some art today - even if it's just a quick sketch. Thanks for the inspiration, Tammy! Hugs, Terri xoxo

*Diane, I'm enchanted with chandeliers as well, let me know if it proves to be a good subject!
*Verna, I look forward to hearing whether the lines in these photographs were fun to sketch.
*Terri, A quick sketch is of course better than no sketch.
~ Tammy

12.20.2009 | Registered Commentergypsy

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