Drawings by Thomas Duda
I have been interested in art since I was a child. Unfortunately, I never did have any formal training in drawing. Photo Editing and Graphic Design were fields where I studied and excelled. Nevertheless, at the end of 2011 I set aside some time to learn how to draw. These are some examples of what I accomplished. One day I would love to take it up again.
Drawing and the Methods Used in my Development as an “Artist”
Learning to draw, I have to admit, was NOT a very difficult undertaking. Having enough undisturbed time, however, was. I used the masterpiece or art and literature called “Drawing on the right side of the brain.” by Betty Edwards
The overall value I obtained from this book was to see the world the way an artist does; namely, line, shape, form, value, color, space, and texture, which has provided me with an artistic and personal advantage in actually “seeing” the world around me.
The beauty in drawing is that the cost minimal. One really does not need much more then a piece of paper, a pencil and an eraser to begin. Of course, like a weekend warrior would hit LL Bean and purchase all kinds of apparel, it would not make them a better hiker or fishermen. Just like anything else we get better by repetition not trinkets(not that trinkets are necessarily evil). I am more the MacGyver type that makes do with the facilities at hand.