Friday, August 8, 2014
Note to self: Draw more from imagination
Bert Dodson's Keys to Drawing book, which I first borrowed from the library and wrote about in this post, was so enjoyable that I ended up buying my own copy.
This other one, Keys to Drawing with Imagination, prompted an inmediate purchase as soon as I found it online. It's about drawing from your head, not from life, and I think it's going to come in handy for all the conceptual illustrations I do for the Opinion pages.
The exercises Dodson proposes have already piqued my interest. For someone like me who usually sketches from life aiming for accuracy, it's going to be quite liberating to try things like playing with scale, exaggerating proportions or creating distorted reflections.