Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Drawing: Upside-Down 2 9-7-09

Here is my next attempt at reproducing a line drawing freehand by both viewing and drawing the picture upside down.

The original, a German knight on horseback, upside-down:

My version, upside-down:

The original, right side up:

My version, right side up:
So, I had trouble with the lance--drawing straight lines is not a talent of mine--and I got the rider's left foot out of proportion to the frame. And I didn't get the horse muzzle quite right.

But again, I'm just starting the program and I'm pleased so far with my progress. It can be kind of relaxing to sit and try to follow the flow of the lines. The last two drawings I found myself looking at the negative space for the first time ever to help direct how I would position various parts of the drawing. That was kind of cool.

My ultimate goal, other than learning a new skill and fulfilling a lifelong dream of being able to draw with some limited ability, is to be able to sketch some of the characters, creatures, costumes, and cities of my various fantasy and sci-fi settings. Being able to do that with some facility would make me very happy.


Aaron DaMommio said...

Wow, this is turning out great.

Doug said...


This drawing was fun because it relates in a distant way to the subject matter I'm writing about.