Lady Drawn Too Short

I sketched the lady below immediately after the sketch from yesterday. Somehow the odd spirit of that drawing transferred to the one below. My blind drawings of profiles seem to be better than the ones I compose while sketching normally.  I started this one too low on the page and decided to continue the fiction by […]

Man Sitting with Legs Crossed Then Changing Positions

I started with the shoes, as usual. Without looking at the paper, I moved my pen in concert with my eye: up one leg, a left at the trouser cuff, up some more, a twist and down the crossed leg to the other shoe. Everything was fine until the relaxed man suddenly hunched over and […]

Giant Clouds Dwarfing the Landscape

The scale of the clouds attracted me at first. Then it was the depth. There are dark grays in front of lighter grays; whites abutting grays; hard outlines against the blue sky and misty whites that dissolve. A recreation of this scene in pen or pencil would be a good way to expand drawing skill […]