Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Welcome!


Hello and welcome to Susan's Scribbles. I have been enjoying other art blogs for many months and am just finally getting this one set up. I will start by showing some of the things I have been working on lately. Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments.


These three sketches were inspired by the group Classical Figure Drawing. I joined this group in hopes that I could overcome my fear of drawing people! I need a great deal of practice but am pleased with the results so far.


I will post some leg studies a bit later. As time goes by the group will be doing studies of various areas of the body and, in time, I hope to be much more comfortable with it. One of the biggest benefits I can see already is that these exercises are forcing me to really look and "see" what I am drawing, as opposed to drawing what we think we should see.

One last quick piece for today. This is a quick watercolor of my boys. They were working on their own artwork while we were vacationing in Eureka, California, last summer.


Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

Brenda Y said...

Looks good, Susan! I've been very impressed with your "feet" drawings--the class must be coming along very well.

Susan's Scribbles said...

Thank you Brenda! I appreciate it. Yes, the group is helping my with my drawing skills a great deal, not to mention my confidence!

gary said...

Hey Little Sister,

This is awesome, as are you! I wish I had your talent.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new blog. I really enjoyed seeing your "feet." Please keep sharing.
Shirley
http://www.paperandthreads.com

Anita said...

Susan this post is a wonderful start to your blogging and your feet sketches are wonderful, I especially like the 2nd & 3rd.
Your watercolour is fresh and expressive.
I look fwd to popping in here from time to time.
Your Brother Gary seems so proud of you and supportive...Such a sweet comment.
Good luck with your new venture, happy blogging!

seesue said...

Enjoying looking at your work. THe walking feet from behind study I especially liked. Is this class free or did you sign up and pay through a paypal acct? I don't really understand how to work my way around sites like that one.
Anyway, love your postings thus far.

Susan's Scribbles said...

Thanks Big Brother. Love you!

Susan's Scribbles said...

Thank you Shirley and Anita. I really appreciate your taking the time to visit. Please stop in again.

Seesue, thanks for stopping in. Classical Figure Drawing is a free Yahoo Group. Visit the group here http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ClassicalFigureDrawing/?yguid=3861454
and join if you like. Then you can work on each project as you wish. Post your projects and you get all kinds of helpful feedback from the other members. Hope this helps.

Betty said...

Huge congratulations to you!!! I have been enjoying looking at your art and this is a very nice venue for it. Have fun! Betty

Anonymous said...

Good for you, Susan! I'm glad to see you devoting time to something you love, just for the sheer joy of it. You have a very nice start here, and I'm anxious to see what comes next. :-)

Donna F

Joan Y said...

Congratulations Susan! Isn't the most difficult thing the first step? I totally relate. I am thrilled that you started your blog and am looking forward seeing many many more pieces! These are a GREAT start!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

The last of the feet drawings is very tender. Lots of affection comes through.

juj said...

Beautiful sketches, and such refreshing compositions. I really like your point of view.

Susan's Scribbles said...

Thank you Betty, Donna, Joan, Juj, and Knitter.Please stop in again. So many of you have wonderful blogs of your own that inspire new bloggers and artists like me. Thank you!

Serena said...

Another great blog to add to my regular visit list! I like the different feet perspectives and your watercolour is just lovely!