Friday, June 9, 2017

Sketching TIme

The garden flowers are planted, bushes are trimmed and it's time to relax and do a little sketching. I don't practice as often as I should and was amazed that my last sketch was six months ago. I have a longing to learn pencil drawing techniques and will need to purchase a good "how to" book. Meanwhile, I subscribe to a few you-tube sites to help with instruction. I prefer to draw using the observation method. I don't like using grids, measurements or tracing. Here's what I've been sketching:

I followed an online you-tube tutorial to draw the frog.

 Eye Practice following an online tutorial

But my real passion is just to observe the subject, like this little girl, and sketch what I see. And this is what I did. Just look at a photo and draw. It's just a start...maybe if I practice a little each day, my drawings will improve. I hope not to wait another six months.


Jan Conwell said...

When I'm getting ready to purchase a book (non fiction) I go to the library, and check out lots in the same topic. Some of them are no good--out of date, poorly written, etc. But often I'll find one I want in my library, and discover a new author to keep note of. Love your sketching!

Sherri Farley said...

Wow, your drawings are amazing. You are so talented and it shows in you wonderful creations!