Room To Draw

 

This past week was a particularly fun week for me when it came to getting my homework done for the extremely excellent and highly recommendable online Sketchbook Skool I am taking. Our assignment was to draw a book cover be it a favourite or make-believe cover. I thought of a few favourite real life book covers I would love to reproduce starting with Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends or David Hockney’s The Bigger Picture or maybe even one of the many eye candy art books of Friedensreic Hundertwasser. But the dreamer/schemer in me thought why not make my own authored book cover which for now definitely falls in the make-believe category.

Backing up, in March of 2013, over a year and a half ago when my husband and I were visiting our sons’ apartment I had brought along a sketchbook and decided to draw while we sat and chatted. That was the first room drawing I ever drew. The lines were pretty simple and quick and I didn’t put in a lot of detail. But the result made me happy and I’ve since drawn many more rooms gradually taking more time on each drawing and adding more details.

The first room drawing I ever drew.

Here is just a small sampling of many more room drawings that have followed the first.
A view into the kitchen

From my in-law’s kitchen looking out

Having a cuppa at a cafe with my husband

The view from our hotel room in Banff

My computer desk at our old house

When we moved into our apartment

Sitting in bed

The living room

From a magazine but with some ‘extras’ added in

The living room

I think I may have the start of a pretty good collection of room drawings. I say start because I have a long way to go before I could ever fill a book. This week’s assignment however gave me a chance to have a little fun and imagine what that book if ever created might just look like. I would call it Room to Draw and it would be a collection of all the room drawings I’ve ever drawn in my sketchbooks.

I think I may have the start of a pretty good collection of room drawings. I say start because I have a long way to go before I could ever fill a book. This week’s assignment however gave me a chance to have a little fun and imagine what that book if ever created might just look like. I would call it Room to Draw and it would be a collection of all the room drawings I’ve ever drawn in my sketchbooks.

From a magazine but with some ‘extras’ added

And perhaps is it time to visit someone else’s room when you start drawing your bathroom?