Saturday, February 16, 2008

Sacred Saturday: Playing with cockroaches



esther's got this great book that shows you how to draw really realistically by breaking up the subject into simple shapes and building up the image.
this is my first attempt at drawing with my left hand... not that i particularly wanted to draw a cockroach - it was the least complicated!!! i'm really happy how my hand managed to draw quite bold lines. my handwriting is still quite shaky, but drawing seems to be easier :o)
i find it interesting that the cockroach is crawling over the left-hand side of the page... i know with my right hand i'd have drawn it more centrally - i think it's a better composition this way :o)

10 Comments:

At 3:35 pm , Blogger zorana said...

I can't believe that it is your first left-hand drawing! Maybe you should have always used your left hand. It is FANTASTIC! And I can't wait to see more. I scream and run away if I see a cockroaches even on TV, but this one is good and I can look at it.

 
At 4:12 pm , Blogger Kate said...

Claire,

I am glad to see you were just drawing cockroaches and not having to deal with the real thing. The drawing looks great. I hate to tell you if I drew with my left hand what it would look like... Good luck wiht mastering this I think you are doing fantatic.

Hugs,
Kate

 
At 3:50 pm , Blogger storyteller said...

Hmm … looks like fun and reminds me of books by Lee Ames that I kept in my classroom for years. Today I’m a little sorry I don’t still have them to play with myself, but hopefully they’re still being used by lots of kids since I gave them to fellow teachers when I retired. How cool that you created THIS drawing with your LEFT hand!!!
Hugs and blessings,

 
At 6:26 pm , Blogger debbie said...

How in the world did you get it to stand still while you drew it LOL
You did a wonderful job though

 
At 9:36 pm , Blogger Olivia said...

Cool, Claire! I am impressed. I wish I could do this with either hand...sigh! xxoo, O

 
At 10:03 pm , Anonymous Lottie said...

Wow - when I first glanced it really did look like a cockroach crawling - its superb and so realistic.

 
At 12:19 am , Blogger KaiBlueCreations said...

In hawaii we used to call them Sumo roaches.. they are interesting creatures, I like the Madagascar hissing cockroaches..Ok, now Ive grossed you out..lol..
Great drawing Claire..
Peace n love, Kai xx

 
At 12:15 am , Blogger artbrat said...

Very impressive. That book looks interesting. I might have to go give it a look.

 
At 9:04 pm , Blogger Angela said...

Wonderfully done!Cockroaches...YUCK. What other choices did they give you to draw? Just curious...I think your doing beautifully! Thank you for sharing this with us! *HUGS*

 
At 2:06 am , Blogger radiogirl said...

Great job! It's so good, it gives me the creeps...

 

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