Reflections in the water, plus distortions in the clear plastic bottle were the challenges in this drawing exercise.
There’s got to be a better way to depict reflections on a shiny car hood. I get a better sense of the reflected branches on the windshield than the hood. Not sure why that is.
Pen-and-ink surfaces take a long time to draw. In this sketch I did not draw lines, but rather used shading to create surfaces.
I don’t remember the point of this practice exercise. It couldn’t have been faces exclusively since two are hidden. Maybe it was a combination face practice and composition design. I was getting better at facial proportions in this sketch.
I like the clean lines of this practice page.
I used pencil for shading in this sketch. I don’t recall the issues I had while drawing this scene, but ten years after, I see that the large shadow on the back building would have taken a careful hand with pen and ink to render. I probably thought it was easier to shade with pencil.
There is a partial sketch, in sepia, of a figure on this page of my sketch book. But the important lesson I learned, in sketching the faces was: less is more. With just a few marks, I depicted a person not feeling well. What marks an artist does NOT make are just as important as […]
I used to write on my drawings (in the one below, I cropped out the notes). The scene adds meaning to the note and vice versa. Annotating sketches gives added dimension to the artwork.
I used a .35mm point ink pen for this sketch. The paper was a bit textured which accounts for uneven-ness. It was hard to control the width of the lines in this exercise. I like the dash of orange of the traffic cone.