Drawings

"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...Oops, this page is a little outdated.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.

 "Albert"
12"x18" Charcoal on paper


 "Sarah"
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

"Micio", ink pen on paper

Bucaneve, ink pen and colored pencils.


 Flowers in tea pot, colored pencils and ink pen.

Drawing of ancient pendant found in El Cano, Panama
(photo from the National Geographic)


Stream in the woods - sketch with colored pencil
 
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.



"Mother Teresa"
Charcoal and graphite sketch




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, 
                                                                   Love 
                                                                   Robie

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