Drawing In The Dark……

26 Oct

26 dark……. and some cupcakes! I’m a bit out of practice with my sketchbook work, I’ve not really felt like doing any drawing while I had that awful stomach bug earlier in the week and yesterday I spent catching up on getting ready for exhibitions and admin and stuff like that. Today Husb and I spent with friends and family, visiting and celebrating a little friend’s 10th birthday, which meant a visit to The Vojon, our favourite curry house! And also a cupcake-making session this afternoon, turning out these pink cakes with lilac icing, her favourite colours.  So I settled down to do a quick bit of scribbling about 20 minutes ago, in the dark because everyone’s watching the X Factor. But drawing in darkness is good discipline. There’s just enough light from the flickering screen to make out some of the things in the room – Sparta the cat, my feet, the fireplace, some furniture, but barely any light to see the sketchbook. And that’s a good thing. It forces you to feel your hand and arm and the pen as an extension. You have to concentrate on the movement of the line, rather than the sight of the line on the paper. Does that make sense?

 

26 cakes

6 Responses to “Drawing In The Dark……”

  1. projectbuddy October 27, 2013 at 12:09 #

    Very nice drawing, and it reminds me of the blind contour drawings we used to do in drawing class.

    • Rosie Scribblah October 28, 2013 at 02:05 #

      Thank you. It’s just like doing the contour drawings and such good discipline 🙂

  2. notes to the milkman October 27, 2013 at 09:34 #

    I thought Vojon were the planet demolishing green monsters in Hitch Hikers Guide to the Samsung Galaxy.

  3. delilahdoodles October 26, 2013 at 22:41 #

    Hope your better! Not still Sick n Bad 🙂

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