If you are a frequent visitor to my blog you know that I have a thing for houses. All kinds of houses. Cute, whimsical or farm house, I love them all.
I have found that it's easier for me to draw by looking at a line drawing than at a photo of an image. I printed a line drawing of this house months ago. Every so often, I'll try drawing it again. My friend, Tracey Fletcher King is a wonderful watercolor artist. She suggested tracing the image you want to learn to draw. It helps you get the feel for the lines I think. The first house is one I traced and then colored with watercolor pencils. I didn't get the chimney traced and that was the hardest part for me. The angle is off.I practiced the chimney a few times and then over the weekend I tried the house again. I was playing in my sketchbook. I'm very happy with the chimney this time. It's a big improvement.
The second house was all hand drawn (no tracing this time). I used a straight edge to help me do most of the lines. That also help with this one. I wish now I had started higher on the paper. I was just playing around. All my artist friends tells me to draw, draw, draw. I think they are on to something because each time I draw this house it gets a little better. Practice does work.