Posts Tagged ‘drawing’

Sketching Locations For March 2017

Sketching Locations For March 2017

Update: Sorry to do it, but two sketching events are cancelled. Please see below. I’ll post April’s schedule soon. I really enjoy sketching but don’t do it often enough. So I’ve found a few friends who like to sketch, too, and we meet once a week to gab and drink coffee and do some sketching. It’s […]

Sketching Group on Friday Mornings

Sketching Group on Friday Mornings

I love looking at those really cool sketchbooks that some artists do. The ones with the ink drawings and bright splashes of watercolor. Usually, they’re scenes of exotic markets full of color, or dramatic cliffs along a coastline. Every time I see one of them, I think: “I need to draw more.” Yes, even as an abstract […]

Drawing Exercises

Drawing Exercises

I love drawings of all kinds – graphite, ink, black & white, color. Doesn’t matter. I love a gorgeous expressive line. Is it any wonder I was a drawing major in college? Needless to say, I’m a big believer in drawing skills. For me, it’s not about representing something realistically. It’s about hand-eye coordination – […]


Cheeks and Noses

Cheeks and Noses

This sketchbook project has made me realize that I need practice drawing people in general, but cheeks and noses specifically. The tip of the nose is a personal feature. If it’s just a bit off, the sketch is all wrong. I struggled with cheeks, that expanse of space between the profile and the ear. Get […]

Sketchbook Project - Sherri

Sketchbook Project – Sherri

My friend Sherri is the cover model for the sketchbook. Take a look at the finished book: http://www.lifeneedsart.com/blog/sketchbook-project-2011-is-finished/

Sketchbook Project – Amanda

Sketchbook Project – Amanda

Amanda and Kevin responded to my twitter request for help with the project. Check out their web site: http://NerdyTogether.etsy.com Take a look at the finished sketchbook: http://www.lifeneedsart.com/blog/sketchbook-project-2011-is-finished/


Sketchbook Project - Spencer

Sketchbook Project – Spencer

My nephew Spencer. Take a look at the finished book: http://www.lifeneedsart.com/blog/sketchbook-project-2011-is-finished/

Sketchbook Project – Virginia

Sketchbook Project – Virginia

My friend Virginia. For reasons I can’t figure out, this looks nothing like her. Drats. Take a look at the finished book: http://www.lifeneedsart.com/blog/sketchbook-project-2011-is-finished/

Sketchbook Project – Ted

Sketchbook Project – Ted

My brother-in-law Ted. Take a look at the finished book: http://www.lifeneedsart.com/blog/sketchbook-project-2011-is-finished/


Sketchbook Project – Heather

Sketchbook Project – Heather

My friend Heather. Take a look at the finished book: http://www.lifeneedsart.com/blog/sketchbook-project-2011-is-finished/

Sketchbook Project – Kevin

Sketchbook Project – Kevin

Kevin and Amanda are also twitter friends who volunteered to help me with this project. Amanda’s pic will be up shortly. Check out their web site: http://NerdyTogether.etsy.com Take a look at the finished book: http://www.lifeneedsart.com/blog/sketchbook-project-2011-is-finished/

Sketchbook Project - Vanessa

Sketchbook Project – Vanessa

Vanessa is a wonderful artist I’ve met through Twitter. She was kind enough to help me out with the project. Check out her web site: Vanessa Turner Art. Take a look at the finished book: http://www.lifeneedsart.com/blog/sketchbook-project-2011-is-finished/


Sketchbook Project - Rose

Sketchbook Project – Rose

My friend Rose. Take a look at the finished book: http://www.lifeneedsart.com/blog/sketchbook-project-2011-is-finished/

Sketchbook Project - Zoe

Sketchbook Project – Zoe

My niece Zoe. Take a look at the finished book: http://www.lifeneedsart.com/blog/sketchbook-project-2011-is-finished/

Sketchbook Project - Rupert

Sketchbook Project – Rupert

My nephew Rupert.


Sketchbook Project – Me

Sketchbook Project – Me

Over the next few days, I’ll post photos of the individuals who are included in my entry for the Sketchbook Project. This is me.

Sketchbook Project 2011 is Finished

Sketchbook Project 2011 is Finished

My sketchbook is finished! I’ve kept you all in suspense long enough, so the full story is below. I will continue to post individual sketches over the next few days so that each person gets to see a close up of their own. My thanks – and my apologies – to everyone who helped. I’m […]

Sketchbook Project - Lisa

Sketchbook Project – Lisa

It’s funny how different these pages look when they’re scanned and reduced in size and viewed on a computer monitor. This is my sister Lisa. The sketch looks sort of like her, but something isn’t quite right. Sorry, sis, I’ll try better next time. I haven’t drawn faces in several decades, so this project is […]


Sketchbook Project - Ollie

Sketchbook Project – Ollie

Isn’t he just the cutest thing ever? Sketch is done with pencil on a page taken from an old redbook map (trimmed to 8 x 4.75 inches). Why? Oh, I’ll tell you later. Heh heh.


 
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