Monday, July 16, 2012

As Promised...

Hello! I'm finally back in the saddle, now that my body adapted to its change in diet.  So, as I promised, I took some pictures of the sketches I've done so far.

Only three, but I am planning to do more. Will probably get going because I have more energy now.

I did some editing of the photos, since the light has been very bad the past few days (cloudy with lots of rain). But I pretty much edited them to resemble the original sketches.

Anyway.

The first sketch I did is quite simple, because I just wanted to get my eye in, since I haven't seriously drawn anything from photos in years. She's actually one of the characters in Doorways, but I'll be drawing her again sometime when I'm better, because the sketch isn't quite right.


The next sketch I did was actually a planning for the third sketch that went wrong. So instead of throwing away the paper, I colored it in and erased out until I had an ostrich feather.




I picked this picture because it had so many textures and tones and I wanted to see what I could do with them. It took me three failed sketches before I had one that worked, then I went over to the real one. Drew like a woman possessed and finished it in under an hour.



And that's my journey with charcoal thus far. Really liking it, but wishing I could go on to oil painting. Can't though, because it's too risky to paint right before moving house.

Any of you paint or draw?

4 comments:

Annalisa Crawford said...

They are great - especially the feather!

I can't paint or draw, but I'd love to. I do doodle quite well, usually in the margins of my WIP!

Annalisa Crawford said...

PS You might have noticed I can comment on this blog, so I might start doing all my comments here rather than on your other blog. Would that be a problem?

Misha Gericke said...

No problem whatsoever. ^_^

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Love the first sketch. It's my fav.