Oops, I think my first post was sacrificed to the validation Gods, so trying again…
I also just found this forum and would love to do the exercises with anyone else who may be interested. I’m already a few chapters in so am posting my first 4 exercises here.
As I’m sure is blindingly obvious, I’ve never done any drawing before. I really see what she means about the symbols, freaky.
I had a really hard time with this, as is evidenced by all the erased-but still visible-lines. I didn’t actually succeed at finding a way around the problem.
The first part of this exercise – the pure contour drawing – was SO frustrating that I put down the book and stopped reading it for, well, I’m embarassed to admit how long I put it down for. But, it all felt very helpless. I finally picked it up again and am not sure I understand why I was quite so miffed by the exercise the first time, but, I still had to do it 3 times to get what I think she was aiming for…
This exercise was very frustrating as it took me several hours to do. But, it is the first exercise that clicked for me so perhaps there might be hope for me after all…
That’s as far as I’ve gotten through the book so far. I have done a few more samples for practice so am thinking about starting my own sketch thread with this and more.
If there is more interest in this thread - Gorned, would love to see your work as well, I know I’m a bit ahead but maybe we can do this together - then I’ll post my future exercises here as well. Looking forward to comments and critiques.