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    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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