The idea was taken from lesson H14 of a Drawspace art project Also, Natalie Ratkovski's mentioned it in her book, "Let yourself create" (in Russian). The excersise is about taking a familiar objects and draw it upside down The purpose is to:
- Practice drawing something familiar in the unfamiliar way.
- Make your right brain work.
- Draw lines and not objects. When you draw a mug - you know it's a mug. But when you draw n upside-down mug, you still know it's a mug but you see it differently.
- Take a familiar object out of its regular concept and work with it.
These two are A5 size.
Others I made a bit smaller.
When I did the cake I've suddenly realized that these sketches should be a "based on" style. I've realized that I even don't have to keep the original form; I could alter it, erase and add just as much as I want to.
So here are some more. This time I allowed myself to go crazy and not accurate at all.