Weekend Spent Drawing

June 5th, 2012 by UFO in Czech Republic, Fun stuff

Last weekend I attended a workshop that was focused on drawing with pencil. I had decided to try it, because I had never been able to draw something more complicated than boxes and diagrams :-).

The workshop was split into two days, 8 hours each. On the first day we were given a random photograph (portrait) and were asked to draw it. This task assessed our current level of drawing skill. Mine was, without surprise, quite low. By doing various exercises, we learned how to choose and hold a pencil properly, how to do shades and much more.

My first drawing – Audrey Hepburn

The second day was dedicated to our final drawing. From all the options I chose a portrait of my favourite actress Audrey Hepburn. You can see the result for yourselves on the picture above. I was very surprised, how it ended up. I really enjoyed the weekend and got motivated to draw at home and improve. If it goes well and stays enjoyable, I will for sure attend another workshop.


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