Drawing per day – Month 6

April 26, 2016

Naivety is a hard thing to come by and then an even harder thing to keep hold of. Losing all the stiff, formal rules of drawing that have been taught to you over the years is the first step. And that is not too hard when you didn’t listen particularly hard when you were taught those rules and then weren’t that good at them anyway. So it is possible to shake those off and produce a few decent naive πŸ‘ΆπŸ» drawings. But then once you start drawing more and more you become more and more proficient and the drawings start to look more and more skilled. Your natural drawing movements become better and better. It is an awful catch 22. The more you want to draw like a child the harder it becomes.

Shapes by Will McLean

Shapes

Mad graffiti by Will McLean

Mad graffiti

Mad graffiti by Will McLean

Mad graffiti

Mad graffiti by Will McLean

Mad graffiti

Mad graffiti by Will McLean

Mad graffiti

 

Drawing of a Martin Parr photograph by Will McLean

Drawing of a Martin Parr photograph

 

Drawing of a Martin Parr photograph by Will McLean

Drawing of a Martin Parr photograph

Sometimes they just turn out well. It is a mixture, I think, of a great subject and composition (This time supplied by the eye of Martin Parr) and the stars aligning with your drawing. The lines just happening to fall in the right place completely by chance.

Mad graffiti by Will McLean

Mad graffiti

Self portrait by Will McLean

Self portrait

Flora having tea in Morocco by Will McLean

Flora having tea in Morocco

A drawing of a Rennie Ellis pic of Robbie McGhie drinking beer at the MCG. By Will McLean

A drawing of a Rennie Ellis pic of Robbie McGhie drinking beer at the MCG.

Drawing of a photograph by... Oh dear... I've forgotten... I'll find out. By Will McLean

Drawing of a photograph by… Oh dear… I’ve forgotten… I’ll find out.

Drawing of a James Bond post card by Will McLean

Drawing of a James Bond post card

Drawing of a photograph by... Oh dear... I've forgotten... I'll find out. By Will McLean

Drawing of a photograph by… Oh dear… I’ve forgotten… I’ll find out.

Drawing of a photograph by... Oh dear... I've forgotten... I'll find out. By Will McLean.

Drawing of a photograph by… Oh dear… I’ve forgotten… I’ll find out.

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