Holiday Drawing

I have been continuing to keep up with my drawing practice using everyday objects. I am finding it’s a great way to train my eyes to really look at something, and to train my hand to interpret the shapes, shading and details.

Dang, the handle on that vintage coffee grinder was hard! I originally had the handle going to the left, but after drawing the box, the handle no longer fit on the page. Good thing I could swivel it to the right so I didn’t have to scrap this one!

I’ve been saving this sketchbook for my pencil drawing practice of everyday objects. It’s kind of a boring sketchbook, but I do love the paper and the size of the pages at 6 inches wide by 9.5 inches tall. As I’ve mentioned before, I can always make a pretty cover for this sketchbook too.

I got that cool little set of drawing tools (I do love that vintage box) from my cousin Linda for Christmas, so I tried them out on a few holiday sketches.

Surprisingly, pinecones aren’t as hard to draw as they look. In fact, I love drawing them!

I was happy to finish these drawings so I could put away the last of our Christmas decorations.

There are lots of things I still haven’t attempted to draw, such as people and animals, that I’m hoping to attempt one of these days.

9 thoughts on “Holiday Drawing

  1. I think I’ve said it before, but here goes again…I love your pencil drawings! I bought a drawing kit last year, but I just don’t have the patience for it. Kudos!

  2. Your drawings look so good. And I can’t believe your confidence in showing them (not that you shouldn’t…they are fantastic!)….I am very shy about showing my drawings to others….

    1. Thank you Stephanie! I am usually full of anxiety doing these drawings, as well as sharing them with you, so thank you for your comments! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you!

  3. I am really impressed with both your drawings and with how you are keeping up with this. I’m especially awed at how you have represented curved objects and the glass candle holder with just pencil. No easy task!

    1. Thank you SO much Amy! I am on a mission to be able to feel comfortable drawing, rather than feel anxiety, so I’m determined to practice. I appreciate your feedback! And yes, these particular compositions were hard to do. Sometimes getting the initial shapes down is the hardest. Thank you again!

  4. Really liking the drawing Terri! especially the coffee grinder..your getting really good at this..

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