Fancy Bedroom – From My Little Sketchbook

I drew this sketch from a magazine photo, from Architectural Digest, I think. Back in the fall, when I was about to do some collage work, I was flipping through the pages and thought I’d draw this one out before I cut it out!

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15 thoughts on “Fancy Bedroom – From My Little Sketchbook

  1. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. Yes, I just start right in with the pen. Since all I want to do is practice, I don’t expect anything perfect. And, I like the challenge of choosing where to put the lines, trying to think out how that line will make the next ones go…There is something about that that I find kind of meditative and very focusing. I like that feeling as much as whatever drawing I might come up with, I think.

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    Drawing from a photo, I feel more confident – I think since the photo is static, and also, I am used to sketching from photos, from when I made patterns for my fabric collages from photos I took. But each drawing I do, I feel more at home with it. That’s really making me feel I am progressing.

  3. Claudia McGill Post author

    Yes, you do know the photo will not change. And it is also set up in a composition – with boundaries and so on. Also, it is easier for me to see the photo’s elements as shapes and to work from that, and let it come together. In real life, it is harder for me to “edit” and think of how things work together in a picture. But I can see that will improve with practice.

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