Processing Christmas (PC): Santa Came and Went. Recovering

I did a lot of drawing during the Christmas holiday. The process of preparing and sharing them will help me process that time with family. The sketch below shows some of us relaxing after Santa came and went.

The Family That Reads Together

I love this collection of people. Each has his/her own visual charm. I captured the slouch of the far right character (on the second try). I used a soft pencil to sketch this group portrait. This allows my initial marks to be spontaneous as well as visible (without overworking them, as I must do with […]

Out with Family and Friends

I’ve said before that I try not to use erasers. One exception to my self-imposed rule is when I sketch family and friends, especially when there it is very likely they will see it.  I think the sketch below is a fair representation of our very nice outing. I only used the eraser once.