Archive for July, 2013

weeknight sketching

July 25, 2013

Came home after work the last couple of days and sketched.  I find it relaxing and should probably sketch every night ( not to mention improving my skills!).

Ken came first (I have sketched his profile a lot.  An easy activity to do while on long car trips while he drives.)

Ken

Then came architecture… here is a site that I really like.  Lots of English buildings for me to draw while I am sitting on my bum in the states.    Thank you Photos 4 Artists!!!

watercolor of old church

Sat on the patio for a bit…

table and pergola posts copy

Another site I like, you can sketch models from the computer screen and set the time limit just like is done in a classroom for gestures.  I set the time for 10 minutes!

standing nude

sitting nude

 

faces 15 and 16

July 20, 2013

I have some drawings to share with you!  Can’t believe I have found the time to draw, but each night this week I have sat with a new grey sketchbook in my lap and 3 colored pencils, white, terracotta (hence the sunburn look on the screen, they don’t appear so red in person) and dark brown.  Here are the last two drawings (and the best, I needed a lot of warm up!)  These faces are old photographs of actresses that I found on the New York Digital Library.  I love looking through those old photos.  And it’s amazing, when you crop out the hair and clothes, they look totally current!

Image

Image