Wednesday, April 16, 2014

winter layers

Hoping we're past the fleece and winter scarf weather (that's in the house without the woodstove) until the heat gets going.

Colored pencil in the journal.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

practicing to be superfast

to catch Jim in a sketch as he moves wa-ay more than the cat and refuses to model. Here he was momentarily enthralled by something on TV and I managed almost the whole figure.

A personal best in speed on an elusive quarry (when it really does look like him).

Pen and w/c in the journal.

Monday, April 14, 2014

But can you do it?

One small choice at a time is the key.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

paused video

It's a sad forlorn look that just happened as the video paused. Not at all her mood.

On the thin journal paper, gessoed. Graphite pencil.

capturing all the knobs and angles

In the journal, too-thin paper but I like the color of the blue pencil.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Miles Vorkosigan says

this line, which so applies to drawing.

You have to be willing to be bad at a skill so you can eventually be good at it . . .  in any area, being bad at a thing is the reason why many people don't discipline themselves to keep practicing . . .

In the journal, with birds.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

back to life drawing

. . . for the first time in over 2 months. Felt good to be back in the group!

Brown colored pencil on Strathmore drawing paper

Monday, April 07, 2014

write it down

Danny Gregory showed his sketchbooks in his Sketchbook Skool class (so good!). He had written in several great quotes. I particularly liked this one.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

cat curl

Colored pencil on Strathmore multimedia paper

Monday, October 21, 2013

quick pencilled head

on Strathmore drawing paper

Sunday, October 20, 2013

punky hair



Pencil on Strathmore drawing paper.

A quick sketch of a woman who is thinking of modeling for the painting group.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

tea kettle and toaster oven

A quick sketch of the two most used items on the counter.

Pencil in the Bienfang sketchbook.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Uturn said

From an early episode of the TV show Weeds.

Apologetic thug--an oxymoron.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

manikin and balloon

I set up the mini-manikin, then gave him a very blobby big floaty thing to pull.

W/c pencil in the Bienfang sketchbook.