Drawing abstract designs is where I spend most of my creative time, but I want to learn how to draw "things" better! So if you would like to practice too, I've pulled together another collection of designs and curious things to draw. This is Part 3 of the Retro | Vintage Drawing Practice series. Images are from the New York Public Library Digital Gallery, with free and open access.
doodle with intricate lines, as in a wrought iron gate circa 1904
practice your perspective using this interior of a Manhattan restaurant
sketch the lines and curves of this facade in Manhattan
draw with a focus on the changing lines of the windows of this building in Manhattan
practice drawing this scarlett coat, from a 1931 book of Imported French fabrics
draw the outline of a fish from this 1815 collection
draw the letters or the oval stamp on this 1900 Yale banquet menu
draw your favorite shoe from this 1900 illustration of ladies' shoes of the 19th century
Write a message in the style of the words on the leaves, illustrated front piece from Les Fleurs Animees, circa 1847
dare you to draw the shah of persia, feathered hat and all
design framelike detail on a piece of art;click the front cover of this 1908 hardback to see the intricate detail
You can find one of my attempts at drawing at I Don't Draw Things.
What will you draw today?