What I did with the creamer, I thought to do with my flowers on a larger sheet of paper. These drawings are made on Strathmore 400 series 18 x 24 sheets. It’s difficult to work as fast on the larger sheet — though I haven’t given up. Without switching to other media, staying with my sharp and steady Dixon Ticonderoga pencils, I want to gain a greater ease and freedom with the larger scale drawing — approaching the subject in the same manner, with a point-and-shoot, see-it, draw-it swiftness only doing it bigger.
This size sheet is too small for me to do this particular still life at actual size. If I got a vase of flowers that fit into the 18 x 24 format, that might speed things up further. (Let’s see, do I have any admirers who could send me flowers?)
Anyway, the first attempt is rather pointedly out of scale — a problem that would be fixed by switching to something smaller that I can fit into the sheet without downsizing (and we thought only corporations downsized). In the second drawing, I was more self-consciously determined to deal with the proportions before scribbling into separate passages. Nevertheless, mistakes or no, it matters not. The point of this whole foray into drawing is that I shall have no fear, feel no scrupples, and draw until I drop.
I had a third drawing that I began last night under different illumination, and I would display it here — except — I dropped.