When I got done with her, she resembled Whistler’s Mother. But while I was sketching her, she started laughing. Remarkable change in expression. I wish I could have captured it.
I drew a sketch of this man who was waiting across the room from me. I didn’t even try to get the face details. Any stray pencil line in the face area would ruin the sketch. I should practice drawing facial features.
Another 15 minute portrait done at break time. I used water soluble pencil for the dark areas and washed the sketch after I got home.
I used water soluble pencils for today’s sketch. Instead of smudging the pencil marks, I brushed water onto the paper to get different shades of gray. Like the sketch in the post from the other day, I obtained a range of tonal values. The filing cabinet (in the lower right portion of the frame) is […]
Pencil sketching technique is a lot different than using pen and ink. Every wiggle of the pen must be worked in to the drawing, even if the movement is unanticipated. But false moves with a pencil are not that drastic. They can be blended with a stump or even (perish the thought) erased. Here is […]
I’m back to pencil drawing for a while. I used the doctor’s office as the subject of today’s sketch. There was a range of tones, from the darkest of the television screen and door to the white of the book case.
Its a good thing I had my Deluxe Swiss Army knife with me today. I was waiting for Joy in the beauty parlor, all ready to sketch but could not find my drawing pen anywhere. BUT, my Deluxe Swiss Army knife had a pen! It was nothing to speak of, just a ball point pen […]
My two recent posts (Siding, Up Close and Surface of the House) were close up shots of wooden siding lit by oblique rays of the sun. Below is a photo from a greater distance.
I ran out of time before detailing the face.
At the bottom of the small orange fruit, where there is a slight dimple in the orb, I press it in until the skin ruptures. From there, I peel the skin away. One curious feature of the tangerine is just beneath the protrusion on the pole opposite the dimple. Once the peeling reaches that geometry, […]