All In The Frame

Sunday, December 5, 2010






Bil Donovan introduced the novel concept of drawing a series of boxes on our sketch paper for class in order to strengthen our compositional skills. At first it felt so constricting. He was making us think, really think, hard about where the figures were best suited in the frame. On top of that he wanted us working in brush and ink only!! But by golly, did his little frames work.

So much so that by the end of the semester, I was still drawing them on the paper. When he told me I no longer had to, I insisted that my results were better with them. So here are a few brush and ink's in the frame. Just goes to show you that sometimes being pushed out of your comfort zone forces you to grow even greater within yourself. Happy Sunday everyone and enjoy!!

14 comments:

  1. Hi
    Wow...gorgeous drawings girl..
    I like your style...

    Have a great day!

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  2. The smallest size of paper I've tried is A5 and I was really struggling with that, so I can't imagine working within the confines of small boxes, eeeeek! I know I just need to push myself, so I will try again.
    I love what you've managed to do with this, truly amazing, those classes are clearly paying off :)

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  3. these are fantastic! love love love the first one!!!

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  4. WOW! You have made it again, love this! hahah understand what you saying, it's really hard when you have to do something you arn't used to!! But as I told you I love it!!! Keep going!!!

    much Love
    johanna

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  5. Wow they're all so beautiful! What a great idea to add a frame, it's always great to try new things and see what you find and here it seems you've found something quite wonderful! They're all so lovely :)

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  6. Thank-you everyone so much!! I really don't know what I'm going to do without this kind of guidance after graduating. On the other hand, it will be interesting to see my style develop on its own xx

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  7. Im really diggin the Illustrations # 1 and #3 they came out really nice

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  8. Gorgeous, Meagan! Your brushstrokes show confidence and energy. Love this, as always!

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  9. Merci merci!! Katie I loved the way you described the brushstrokes as showing confidence. It's amazing how much believing in yourself affects the outcome of a piece of art. Well said...xx

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  10. I'm in love with all of these! Would love to hang em in my room. So amazing. Such talent!
    XxO Rae

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  11. stunning. love the b&w water colors! im such of fan of b&w photography...but THIS...simply beautiful/amazing/unbeilvable talent.

    xx.M

    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  12. I just adore your simple watercolors! Oh and I am also a little jealous that you go to FIT! xoxo

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