"You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh."
John Singer Sargent
...Oops, this page is a little outdated.
I promise I'll post more recent drawings soon.
12"x18" Charcoal on paper
Charcoal and Conte Crayon on paper
A still life
I wrote an article about the execution of this, click to read. :)
"Toby", pen on paper
Flowers in tea pot, colored pencils and ink pen.
Drawing of ancient pendant found in El Cano, Panama
(photo from the National Geographic)
|Sketch of a leaf while waiting at my girl's soccer practice.|
|Quick sketch of my husband's hand hand while he was asleep. |
Then he changed position and I had to stop.
October 4, 2011
I decided I need to practice drawing, just simple graphite or charcoal, no color. As my first subject I picked the wonderful Mother Teresa of Calcutta. I'm to posting it as a testimony of my new commitment to draw and my love for Mother Teresa's message and life.
Why drawing? I have the tendency to do a basic sketch and jump right into the painting part, which from what I read it's a pretty common matter for many artists, especially beginners.
I often feel like detail drawing requires that extra time and patience that I don't have, and yet, in the middle of a painting, I frequently find myself wishing I spent more time measuring and comparing at the drawing stage. So, I need to step back and give the drawing the importance it deserves.
Considering that I completed this in a short amount of time, and I'm so rusty at drawing, it turned out better than I anticipated. :)
Thanks for visiting,