Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Two Friends

Two friends, aboard a small dinghy, adrift with no oars. Are they worried? No. They choose instead to enjoy the beautiful day and ocean breeze. This is an exercise from the book Keys to Drawing with Imagination. The exercise is to suggest a story by combining a drawing from imagination with a realistic drawing. I drew the creature on the right back in December; I conjured him up out of rumpled towels. The person's pose is based on my teen-age son; I sketched him in our pool in a boat over the weekend. (The head is not my son's head.)

3 comments:

Jeanette said...

Very interesting how you created the drawing. I keep telling myself that I must get this book and do some of the exercises in it.

caseytoussaint said...

Sounds like a wonderful book - I love the wy you used rumpled towels as inspiration.

Laurel Neustadter said...

Jeanette and Casey: I now see pictures in almost everything: clouds, leaves, cracks in the sidewalk. I am having a lot of fun with it.