This week we turn to D for ABC Wednesday - that fun meme that looks at a new letter each week.
As I continue with my art theme for this round, drawing is the big draw for me. I have not had formal training in the arts, but have taken many courses. Drawing is the most basic and at times the most challenging!
I have had fun with the drawing classes - one of the easiest is the contour drawing and the blind contour.
Using your hand as your subject, follow the contours., either checking or not (for blind contour.) Your hand is a good subject to practice seeing and drawing. The old adage "Practice makes perfect" certainly applies to drawing!
Most of the great artists did drawings of their works and they are quite a record ow their work. Da Vinci's drawings show his attention to detail and mastery of drawing the body.
Here is an interesting overview of drawing from Wikipedia.
There are many artists who fit in this week -
from Dali - the great Spanish surrealist painter
to Donatello - the early Renaissance sculptor
to Durer - the German painter and printmaker
to my favourite - DEGAS -the French Impressionist.
Be sure to check out the other great participants at ABC Wednesday! Lots to learn and lots to see!