Thursday, April 19, 1973

Try This - Geode

Updated July 2009

First, please read my post, "Anybody Can Draw," if you haven't already. And please don't copy my drawing - but do feel free to use it to inspire your own.

To try this, draw a 4x6" rectangle, or use an unruled 4x6" index card. Draw a small irregular oval or amoeba shape near the center of your drawing space. (Mine is colored dark purple.)

Pick a center point inside your shape, and draw straight lines (rays) radiating out from it. The rays should be varying lengths. Go about halfway around your center shape with the rays, and keep the outer ends of the rays at least 1" away from the edge of your drawing space.

Connect the outer ends of your rays with short, straight (angular) or curvy lines. (Mine are curvy.)

Now, on the opposite side of your center shape, draw curvy, jagged, or wavy lines connecting the outermost rays. (For an example, see my wavy shapes colored in green, yellow, orange, and light blue.)

Finally, draw a few wavy, irregular ovals around the outside of everything (for mine, see the outer rings colored in dark blues and purple).

Color. Enjoy.

For more drawings to try, click on "try this" just below, or in the menu bar in my blog header, or in the label list on the right.

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