Do you like to draw? What is your favorite thing/s to sketch?

artist - artist at work in the outdoors
United States
July 4, 2009 9:24pm CST
I have loved to draw things since I was a child. I still take my sketch book along when I go to parks, or the lake. One of my favorite things to sketch is trees of all types. I also love to draw flowers, peoples, and buildings. Do you like to draw? What are your favorite things to draw?Karen
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
25 Jul 09
This coincides with my recent discussion about doodling. I am highly into it Karen since childhood. I love to sketch trees, landscapes, scenery, if not portraits. I have always loved it. My fingers are always moving on paper while talking or while watching anything, whenever I am in recluse. So, the other side of my dear friend is revealed. i would like to hear more about your talent. Do share more for I just cannot get enough of you. Love and hugs.
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• United States
25 Jul 09
hi mim...you pay me a great compliment! and i thank you. like you, my fingers are always busy, even when watching tv or a movie...sketching or writing or doodling. very relaxing and a good way to express oneself. karen
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
27 Jul 09
Thanks Karen. So, I am not alone. Many times I think that this is not normal. But I get that many are like me. So, you keep doodling and so will I.
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• United States
27 Jul 09
It's a deal : ) Keep doodling!
• Thailand
23 Jul 09
I like to draw fantasy, super heroes really get a hold on me. before I did not know how sketching is important. Now, I just can't live without. Specially, when we are working on ideas that we are not so sure if they will work all not. By sketching we save time and we can change things easy. I also take my little sketch book when I go to the part or in any holiday I have and once the opportunity comes I draw whatever interests me.
• United States
25 Jul 09
hello rss. you are right when saying a sketch can help us see and work out problems with certain projects. i use this a lot to plan a rooms furnishings, etc. like you, i always have a sketchbook with me to capture things of interest wherever i go. keep drawing karen
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• United States
22 Jul 09
I love drawing trees myself, there's something addictive in the whorls of the knobs, uneven lines of the bark and sweeping limbs of the trees. Landscapes and nature in general is always fun to draw. I also draw people, especially faces, although I like to try and capture just the form when I come across one that really interests me. I draw surrealism too, though not as often as the others. I like take normally ridged objects and adding life to them.
• United States
25 Jul 09
hello happy...you love variety then, as do I. my daughter and i have always loved to draw trees and experiment with the shapes and shadings. she makes them with such beautiful detail. i think i will try your idea of adding life to rigid objects. sounds like a fun challenge! Karen
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@dephie77 (106)
• Australia
17 Jul 09
I like drawing.. especially I like to sketch people faces and expressions with pencils..
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• United States
25 Jul 09
Hello Dephie. You're right, this kind of pencil drawing can be such fun...so many things to do with facial expressions. I appreciate you sharing your tastes in art. Karen
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@saki13 (95)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
i love to draw, landscapes and nature
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• United States
5 Jul 09
Hi Saki. For me, nature and landscapes are also a favorite to draw or paint. I find it a challenge to make them "look right," but in art, impressionism also works for me. Karen
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
i don't draw very well. but i get to draw lately, due to work, some map directions. lol. clients who come from other places and wants to see projects in the area needs directions so i usually draw streets and vicinity .. so boring. hehehe i used to draw flowers when i was younger. i think its a very good subject. dont you think so?
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• United States
5 Jul 09
Hello Ann. Your drawing does provide a service, though lol. Flowers are fun to draw...I still love doing them. And yes, they make an excellent subject. Karen
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
have you tried drawing using the computer? i think it will be fun too.
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• United States
13 Jul 09
Hi Ann. Please pardon the late response. I somehow missed your question. Yes, I have done drawings on the computer, and you're right...it is a lot of fun! Have you tried it? Karen
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@ElicBxn (60069)
• United States
19 Jul 09
Horses, love to draw horses
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• United States
25 Jul 09
hi elic...horses are a challenge, with all their grace, and getting the "muscles" to look just right. I do best to draw the heads, for I have trouble getting the body proportions correct. karen
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@ElicBxn (60069)
• United States
25 Jul 09
I will agree that I mostly do the heads as well - and I'm a very minimal draw-er, I don't feel the need to get every line in, I just draw the "hint" of the stuff
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• United States
27 Jul 09
The "hint" or impression of a thing is sometimes all that is needed to make an excellent and interesting drawing :) Karen
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@dpk262006 (54659)
• Delhi, India
5 Jul 09
Hi Karen! It means you are an artist. I love to sketch, though I am not good at it. When a pen/pencil and paper is with me, I love to draw sketches. I would either draw flowers or bunch of flowers or I would draw sketches of faces of people around me.........LOL! It is a real fun activity to draw faces of others.
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• United States
5 Jul 09
Hi Deepak. I think any kind of drawing is a fun way to pass time or express oneself. It only matters that we love it. Yes, faces are a fun challenge. :) Karen
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@dpk262006 (54659)
• Delhi, India
6 Jul 09
Yes, drawing funny faces is great fun........LOL!
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• United States
13 Jul 09
Funny faces like this one? LOL
• Canada
18 Oct 09
I like to sketch objects using black and white only. It feels classical when creating shadows and light. Sometimes the picture is similar to a picture snapped by an old camera. :D
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• United States
24 Oct 09
I also love doing sketches this way. And I still have a great love for old, slightly yellowed photos, or for the trend leaning once again toward black and white photos these days. Such stark and lovely contrast, and then the subtle shades of difference. Very appealing to the eye. Karen
• United States
11 Oct 09
Mostly people but I am terrible with faces. I also do a lot of still lifes and I have drawn out several different people's tattoos....I'm working on one for my aunt right now.
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• United States
11 Oct 09
Hello Crimsonladybug. What a nice name, very vivid! I like it. Drawing/designing tattoos, now that sounds like fun. The only one I've ever done is the small one I got for myself years ago. It still looks like brand new, though. Perhaps someday you'll be a full-fledged tattoo artist :) Keep on drawing! Karen
@mukboh (43)
• United States
3 Aug 09
I love to draw but not so good at it. Like to draw people or a persons face (Eyes especially), takes me a long time to finish, and recently i didn't have time to draw :(
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• United States
4 Aug 09
Hello Mukboh. I am sorry you've not had much time lately to draw...perhaps soon. Like you, I enjoy drawing faces, and find it a good challenge to make the eyes "match" properly. I love to go back in my sketchbook and add details here and there later to improve a drawing. Thank you for responding. Karen
• United States
31 Jul 09
my favorite thing to draw is hands. for some reason they are so fascinating to me.
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• United States
31 Jul 09
Hi Chiodos. Hands fascinate me, as well. I think they reveal as much about a person as the eyes do. They are something I practice drawing often as I've always had trouble making them look quite right. Thank you for you input, and have a great evening. Karen
@divkris (1163)
• India
27 Jul 09
I love to draw anything under the sun - but the subject generally depends on my mood and emotional condition. I recently joined an online artist blog (www.ratemydrawings.com) and love being there (other than mylot of course). It is great to see so many drawings and every member has a unique way to communicate his/her drawing. I've turned out to be an "e" person and love to draw and post my drawings online. (See i save paper - ok ok i'm not snobbing) - LOL :)
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• United States
27 Jul 09
Same here, Divkris, as to mood and such. The blog you joined sounds very interesting! LOL, saving paper is in, yes? It is the "green" thing to do. Karen
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
25 Jul 09
I used to be big on drawing trees and flowers when I was a kid! I hardly ever draw now unless it is a rough sketch for a design idea I want to remember later. I just don't have the time to really spend at it the way I would like. Did you see my helium article on drawing?
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• United States
25 Jul 09
hello canellita. time is at a premium these days, to be sure. i haven't seen your article on drawing yet, but will look for it when i sign in to helium. you have many skills karen
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@kotee2 (46)
• Chile
17 Jul 09
I love drawing people faces. They can be portraits, cartoons or anime. As long as is people I really enjoy drawing. But sometimes I think I've drawn a lot of faces and I should go on with other things such as backgrounds or objects It's just that I think expressions are beautiful.
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• United States
25 Jul 09
Hello Kotee...I love to draw faces, too, of all kinds. It is fun to experiment...to see how real or how odd or different we can make them look. Thank you for sharing your preference. Karen
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@winzheng (74)
• China
5 Jul 09
Hi,peaceful. It is wonderful thing to do that, It makes the life meaningful. If you could upload your progeny's photos to website, I would like to enjoy it. Haha... Winzheng
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• United States
5 Jul 09
Hello Win...I do think the drawing and such adds much joy to the life of those who do it. Someday soon, I will upload some of my work to a site, and share some of it on here in photos, as well. Karen
• United States
5 Jul 09
I have been an artist since I was in jr. high. I designed all kinds of things for school plays, music shows, the yearbook, everything. I have had my art in shows. My mom was a great Artist in Ft. Lauderdale and her art work hangs in some of the galleries in Miami! I love to do pencil sketches. If you give me you email address in my PM I will send you photos of my stuff. That is if you want to see it. I do all kinds. Animals mostly.
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• United States
5 Jul 09
Hi Cookie. The artistic talent does tend to run in families. I'd love to see your work. I do get e-mails that you send. I am at aol.com, same name that I use here. :) Karen
• Canada
3 Aug 11
I used to like to draw and sketch and paint and even try clay sculptures but I don't seem to have the time anymore to do these things. I don't know if I was any good but I think I had an inventive way of drawing things from my imagination and that was the extent of my artistic talent... perhaps someday I will get back to drawing -- -- maybe when I retire :-)
• Indonesia
10 Mar 11
Hi Peaceful.. I love arts, drawing, and calligraphy. I used to draw with water colour and oil paint to draw people before I switch to caricature. Caricature satisfies me more in capturing people with all their worlds. Political caricature is my favorite..you know..picturing people's intrigues...lol... But I do it only in my leisure time.
• Indonesia
10 Mar 11
I love arts and drawings. I used to draw with pastel, water color, and oil paint, as well as making calligraphy, before I switched to caricature. Caricature satisfies me more in capturing people's character. I prefer political caricatures. I do it in my leisure time.