I have gone back to basics today with my doodle. Yesterday I drew my two pictures with trees because that is the sort of picture which I’d really like to be able to draw. I’m more interested in landscapes than portraits and still lifes.
Anyway, I have borrowed a book on drawing from my father called “The Complete Guide to Drawing and Illustration; A Practical and Inspirational Course for Artists of All Abilities” by Peter Gray. It has courses for absolute beginners like me, so I literally started from scratch today with drawing wavy lines and circles. And then, I did an exercise out of the book where you have to draw thirty to forty simple, childlike images. The simple and childlike appeals to me and so I found this quite easy to think about!
The idea is to just draw whatever simple images come into your head. I think that most are recogniseable, although obviously I have problems drawing circles!
I’m not reading on in the book otherwise I’ll be tempted to do the next five exercises all at once and I’ll bore myself out of wanting to do Doodle a Day.
Oh, and so far, to my knowledge, Just Williams, Welshpurpletree, Velochick and Jo at Bring Me Sunshine are taking part in this with me, although some are waiting a little while to start. So go over and give them some encouragement!