I’m not even sure how long it’s been since I’ve done any gesture drawings, but they’re always good practice, & always a good thing to do when I don’t have a ton of time!
Wow, it’s been awhile since my last post! Ironically, I’ve actually done a bit of drawing in the past month, although my lack of updates doesn’t really show that. However, I’ve had some gift drawings that I’ve made for people & unfortunately never got around to scanning them. I think I’ll try to get them up in the future, though.
For now, you can check out this drawing of a kitten I did while helping out at an all day work event yesterday. There was some downtime during the morning & lunch breaks, so I was able to get in a drawing.
I met up with that local sketching group this past weekend, & this time we went to a natural history museum. That meant lots & lots of bones & fossils! I’m a little rusty when it comes to drawing bones, so this was great practice.
Boy, this weekend I was totally not feeling it! I think I was just exhausted. Hence, the two drawings I’m posting today are a bit sloppy.
But here we have a rabbit done in pencil first & then detailed in sepia ink! I shouldn’t totally bash him, I just don’t think he’s maybe on par with my other recent efforts. But he’s kinda cute, & I like the bold lines, & I actually like the quickly scribbled lines even though I think I could have done that better. However, I think the anatomy seems a bit off.
Not a lot of time last night, but I didn’t want to let another day go by without doing something, so I did two really quick portraits in pencil working from some photos at pixelovely. This top one is the one I spent the most time on, & I think it’s probably the better one. I wasn’t going for super detailed or even super realistic.
And, the finished portrait of this particular young woman! I was feeling a bit uneasy about it when I posted it yesterday, but one thing I’ve learned about drawing since I started this blog is not to judge an unfinished drawing prematurely. I’m more pleased with the outcome of this one than I thought I would be.
Sorry to post something that’s not yet complete, but I felt I’d rather post something than miss a day at some point – I’m aiming for 5 days a week right now – but we’ll find out soon if that’s too ambitious! But yeah, that sundial I posted yesterday? I actually started that back in August, & it took me this long to get around to finishing it! I’m quite embarrassed about that.
This is a portrait that I started last night – unfortunately I’m still working off of photos & have not yet made it to an actual figure drawing session yet. Maybe soon? I might be able to next month.