Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was circle. I drew Circles. I used to have a shower curtain showing bubbles, a bit like this… It drove me mad because I kept seeing bubble people like this on it! It was an example of Pareidolia.
I see butterflies….?
I carried on drawing circles because I wanted to cover the page. Then I tried mirroring the image into four sections and suddenly I could see a couple of butterflies. (I think). It could also see the hollows of bones. I think these are called lacuna or lacunae?
I also think of the speech from Macbeth which goes ‘hubble bubble toil and trouble….’. Or honeycomb toffee that crunches when you eat it. Patterns are fun!
Drawing a simple pattern, a series of circles. Somehow this is relaxing, a meditation and concentration. I might cover the whole page with this.
It was based on watching a tap drip into a bowl of water that had a small amount of detergent in. The drips created tiny bubbles that gradually built up into a single layer.
I could try adding ripples on the water surface. But I’m not sure I want to. I will try and think about it.
Drawing to scale
Oh I wish I’d done technical drawing at school. I’d know how to draw perfect circles and how to indicate cross sections. Yes I can draw around things, like this watch, but the line is very wobbly, then I wanted to draw an inner circle, but again its approximately a circle….. I’m a bit disappointed to be honest. I must find out if there is a particular template I can buy. If I’m going to learn, I need the right equipment. Another thing I need to invest in, and maybe an illustrated guide to technical drawing?
Circles, today’s USK prompt.
I just had to find circles to draw for today’s Stoke on Trent urban sketchers challenge. I hope ellipses count as tipped up circles. In that case there are rings, a mug, a dream catcher and a mobile in this sketch… If not I guess the dream catcher and mobile in the window count. Black ink on cartridge paper. Next drawing due Sunday I think….
My thirty sketches in circles for November. Not all the same size, a bit sketchy, and I didn’t do all of them on each day. But it is a vague diary of what happened. The lighting made a strange effect on what was white paper. Still I found it an interesting challenge.