Drawing Lab 1 | Cats in Bed

I know, I know, I need another thing to do like I need a hole in my head!¬†Angie Allen is starting up this totally awesome meetup, the details are here, but basically, she’s working through the exercises in the book “Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists” by Carla Sonheim.

I am not trained as an artist. Yet here I am, doing my little artist thing here! As my little business expands I find that I spend more and more time on endeavors that don’t involve actual creating, so I thought that a quick little exercise just for creativity’s sake would be good for me.

Rather than work with pen/pencil/paper I’d like to either use my sewing machine, which is my drawing tool of choice, or my new iPad, because I’d like to learn how to use it and this provides me with a great opportunity!

The first exercise is to draw cats while in bed, and lo and behold, every night I find myself in bed with my iPad (sorry honey!), so I spent a bit of time sketching cats instead of reading blogs!

I used Art Studio for the first time, and by the 3rd cat, I understood the basics of using the app. I am in love with the smoothness of the lines – I really enjoyed just creating the line, and worried very little about whether I was successfully actually drawing a cat!

Here’s the link to week #1 of the round up, if you’d like to joins us, please do!.

2 Responses

  1. Thank you for doing this! I think our hectic lifestyles make this book even more appealing. There is something about letting go of personal expectations and having an organic artistic experience. I love that you plan to use your sewing machine. What an incredible challenge!

    I’m “drawn” to how fluid and graceful your cats are and you learned something new!