Drawings Comparisons

The woman is from an exercise in a drawing book, Bert Dodson’s Keys to Drawing

The second is a draw-anything-that’s-right-in-front-of-you in five minutes kind of drawing exercise (I took the suggestion in this instance from Dodson’s book as well, where he calls it colorfully the “five minute burn.”)

Lastly is another rose from my scheme of drawing my still life one corner at a time. (This is the same rose as I’ve drawn and posted before — it’s becoming a subject of enduring fascination.)

So, what do my pictures add up to?  I’m beginning to wonder if my mind is telling a story.  The sultry young woman, the couch, the rose — could she be looking for a story to inhabit?  If there’s a story, I’ll probably never know.  I just draw the pictures.