Sunday, June 28, 2009

More Drawing Practice

More drawing practice. An electrical outlet, a kleenex, and a globe. This time, I experimented with putting in background color, to make the light objects stand out. I like the idea of the kleenex floating through space. I don't worry about comparative scale of the objects. The small globe next to the large kleenex and outlet give an other wordly feel to the drawing. Mechanical pencil and colored pencil in Canson sketchbook.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Drawing Practice

I am trying to establish a daily drawing practice. I am trying to do at least one drawing a day, but am combining drawings from different days on the same sheet of paper. I am also experimenting with different mediums in my daily drawing practice. And I am having fun. Mechanical pencil and colored pencil in Canson sketch book.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Christopher's Portrait, by Rose Welty

Look what I received in the mail! A portrait of my son Christopher, by Rose Welty. The scanned image is wonderful, but it cannot compare to the real thing. The line work is awesome. Thank you, Rose!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Creepy and Thrifty

The skull is from Halloween Spirit. As of May 19th, there were only 162 days left until Halloween. Wow, better get cracking!
There was a story on NPR this past week about skulls:
  1. Evidently some actors who play Hamlet will only use a human skull.
  2. The skull is treated roughly in Hamlet, so there is a good chance it will be damaged.
  3. Some people will their skulls to theater companies, so they can play Yorick after death. So if you have a boring job in the here and now, there is still a chance for a second career in the arts after death. The downside is you will be treated badly.

That is all I can think to say about skulls today.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Shoe and Foot

I am having fun trying to compose items on the page.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Candle Stick and Dog

I am trying to draw looser and faster.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Scavenger Hunt

I am joining in the WetCanvas Scavenger Hunt. There are 26 items to draw; here is one page of my drawings. I am trying to train myself to draw faster and looser. I am also trying to make interesting compositions with the items. I do best with organic items, especially human faces and figures. I am inspired by Esther Wilson's sketch book compositions; you can see her daily drawings here.