Tuesday 31 July 2007

Zen drawing



I did this drawing of a fuchsia flower in response to a very interesting post on heartful blogger
about zen drawing, really seeing and feeling what you're drawing.
I totally agree with the concept, but putting it into practice is a lot harder.
Even though I enjoyed drawing the fuchsia and appreciated it's delicacy and shell like shapes, my result is very heavy handed and doesn't portray the beautiful lightness of the ballerina flower.
Nevertheless even though my fuchsia bell is more like a barbell, I bet when I try it in watercolour it will be a lot easier now that I'm so familiar with the shapes and structure of the flower.
Well we'll see, maybe, ya but no but ya but...

6 comments:

Tony LaRocca said...

very pretty! If I saw and felt the things I drew, I'd be in big trouble!

janie said...

Lol, well aint that the truth, associating with aliens even:)

the heartful blogger said...

Wow Janie, that is gorgeous! I'm glad you took up the zen challenge! I'll add a link to this post on my July challenge round up.

JC said...

Your flower is lovely! I really like the lines and shading. I bet a watercolor version will turn out beautiful!

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Michelle Dujardin said...

Hi, beautiful drawing. If you like to learn more about the lightness, maybe you like to read this blog (just started it):
http://all-about-zendrawing.blogspot.com/

Have fun drawing!