Are we ready for our next practice challenge? Let's choose a window and draw something that you see from the window (or through an open door or screen/storm door/window). No limitations, except I hope you will share what you've done. But that's not even a requirement. (And by the way, I hope folks will use our little exercises to practice their Inkscape skills, even if you don't want to post your work. The whole goal is to inspire us to practice!)
Here are some ideas.
- Use the window or door to frame whatever you draw. This is a technique I've seen in photography that I particularly like. And I've been trying to think of something to draw outside the window.....although it might make for an interesting project, just to draw the window, even if sky is all that's seen through it!
- Of course trees might be seen through 2nd story or higher windows. In my case, it would be like I was sitting in the tree, because they are very big and close to the house. Birds, possibly, or squirrels. Although if you wanted a model, I think you'd have to take a photograph, because of course the bird will soon fly away, or squirrel scamper away....unless you're lucky enough to see a nest out your window!
- Live or work in a highrise building (skyscraper) in a city? I think it would be interesting to draw a skyline of a city, or windows of the buildings across the street. Or even just the horizon in a rural area. Maybe you live on a farm, and see farm animals or barn.
- Using the idea of taking a photo, maybe you see children playing, or people walking on the sidewalk or just down the street. Or cars, if you're inclined to draw them. Or farm equipment even.
- Just now on tv, I see what we call French doors here in the US -- 2 narrow doors that open from the middle, with 8 square window panes in each. Yes, quite decorative, and not necessaryily practical. But a really fun challenge. Darn, I wish I had some french doors, or knew of some that I could grab a quick photo!
- Maybe you'd like to try your hand drawing draperies or curtains alongside the scene. Fabric can be very challenging to draw, at least for me it is!
- Or the weather may feature prominently in your scene, like snow or thunderstorm? Although I think any weather would be beyond my current skill set, maybe others would like such a challenge.
Now let's get drawing, lol!