I'm Tammy

 

COPYRIGHT INFO:  All content [words, photos, images, artwork, descriptions, designs] is copyright Daisy Yellow. Please use the contact form if you'd like to use content. Copying art + ideas is not cool. If you pin my stuff, please kindly attribute. Thanks!

Newsletter Sign-Up!
This form does not yet contain any fields.
    Login
    « Paisley Inspiration | Main | Psycho Paisley »
    Wednesday
    Feb032010

    Retro | Vintage Drawing Practice 3

    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

    Wrought iron gates and railing... Digital ID: 486802. New York Public Library

    practice your perspective using this interior of a Manhattan restaurant

    Third Avenue - East 89th Stree... Digital ID: 1557861. New York Public Library

    sketch the lines and curves of this facade in Manhattan

    10 East 57th Street - Fifth Av... Digital ID: 1558268. New York Public Library

    draw with a focus on the changing lines of the windows of this building in Manhattan

    338 Manhattan Avenue - West 11... Digital ID: 1557983. New York Public Library

    practice drawing this scarlett coat, from a 1931 book of Imported French fabrics

    Leda. Digital ID: 1159032. New York Public Library

    draw the outline of a fish from this 1815 collection

    1. Blackfish or tautog; 2. Ber... Digital ID: 412984. New York Public Library

    draw the letters or the oval stamp on this 1900 Yale banquet menu

    34TH ANNUAL BANQUET [held by] ... Digital ID: 475010. New York Public Library

    draw your favorite shoe from this 1900 illustration of ladies' shoes of the 19th century

    [Eau-de-nil satin shoe worn by... Digital ID: 105976. New York Public Library

    Write a message in the style of the words on the leaves, illustrated front piece from Les Fleurs Animees, circa 1847

    Les fleurs animées. [Illustrat... Digital ID: 1130395. New York Public Library

    dare you to draw the shah of persia, feathered hat and all

    Shah of Persia  (Muzaffar ad D... Digital ID: 1158485. New York Public Library

    design framelike detail on a piece of art;click the front cover of this 1908 hardback to see the intricate detail

    Front cover. Digital ID: 491523. New York Public Library

    You can find one of my attempts at drawing at I Don't Draw Things.

    What will you draw today?

    Go to Retro|Vintage Drawing Practice #4.

    EmailEmail Article to Friend

    Reader Comments (4)

    I don't know whether to thank you or spank you!!??

    I have just spent way too much time at the library - what a fabulous resource!!

    xoxo

    02.3.2010 | Unregistered CommenterVicki

    Tammy, these are great....gonna try one or two soon. Thanks for the challenge :D

    02.3.2010 | Unregistered CommenterEden

    aaiiee! You torment with perspective - my nemesis!
    Great collection of inspired - and inspiring - illustrations. Thank you!

    02.4.2010 | Unregistered Commentersophie_vf

    Wonderful idea and assortment here. I'm loving those fish!

    03.8.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

    PostPost a New Comment

    Enter your information below to add a new comment.

    My response is on my own website »
    Author Email (optional):
    Author URL (optional):
    Post:
     
    Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>