Drawing For Pleasure is important to me
by Michelle Branson
Rough charcoal drawing
I first began drawing as a child. I became more interested in drawing while I was in high school.
I had the opportunity to take several years of art classes where I received excellent instruction on form, line, and perspective.
The art teacher I had was a big inspiration and an excellent artist in his own right.
I first learned to draw still life objects, such as boxes, cones and fluid shapes like a piece of cloth. Then, I moved on to peoples’ bodies and faces. After that, I tackled drawing animals, which I admit is not my favorite.
I then began using my drawing abilities as a basis for planning paintings, first using watercolors, then acrylic paints.
I found that I enjoyed drawing and painting landscapes the best. I find inspiration in nature, although I have been inspired by photographs from magazines of natural scenery. I have drawn tropical scenes, winter scenes, country scenes, and mountain scenes.
All aspects, from the beginning of a project, to finishing it up are enjoyable to me. Drawing for pleasure has been important to me for decades and I now enjoy using my talents and abilities to help my children learn to draw.
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