Thursday, December 16, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
I love this man. I don't know who he is, but I love him. Most of all I love his face. This is the face that changed my opinion about wrinkles. I love them! I can't wait to get them! They give a face character and it's so much more fun to draw a face full of wrinkles and laugh lines than a smooth super model. If you draw one of each and set them next to each other, which one do you think that people are going to love? The most beautiful one, of course! The one full of wrinkles!
He's a WIP, I really need to get back to work on him. Actually, I think I'll go do that right about...now.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I'm still going to be rather busy. On top of looking for extra work, I have decided to work on updating my illustration portfolio. So I probably won't put out as many pet drawings as when I first started. But that's really not the point. I look forward to my pet drawings as creating art for my own personal enjoyment.
My cat Mr. Frodo was drawn from memory with a 0.9mm mechanical pencil. This drawing is a study for my portfolio.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I haven't had time to draw in two weeks. I think this was especially hard because of my absence. I have been working on another project and now that it is done I can return to my life. Hoping to get to drawing (and other things like dishes) on a regular basis now.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Had some down time today after church so I took the opportunity to draw the pets. With the warmer temperatures today, they pretty much lounged around all day. Ruby was the most restless. I think that is why I drew her the most, because I kept trying to get a good drawing of her.
Drawn with a 0.9mm mechanical pencil.
Friday, May 28, 2010
I very nearly forgot to the results of my 3rd self-portrait here. I thought it would be difficult to do a standing one, but it turns out that it wasn't difficult for the reason I thought it would be. I thought I would be unsteady, and I really had no problems with that at all. My problem was holding my sketchbook for the time it took to sketch. This was done in five minutes, and it's a good thing, because I was beginning to get shaky!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I feel so behind already! Here, David Vellejo is almost a quarter of the way through, and I'm only one-fiftieth. Whoo! Anyway, I can blame part of it on my need for a haircut before spending too much time in front of the mirror!
Monday, May 24, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Update: I have been working on Fritz some more. Here is the new and improved drawing as of Thursday morning. I hope to finish him on Friday and start a new one.
So much for my goals. Not only did I not get two drawings done this weekend, but I did not even finish the one I started. I am getting very happy with it though. I think it is a big step up for me. This time I am drawing from a photograph instead of a live sleeping doggie. He was kind of freaked out about being the subject of a photo shoot so he tried to avoid the camera. I think I got 20 out of focus photos and one or two that I can use. Darned dog. I have been thinking a lot about what David posted on his blog about doing several drawings and how folks spend too much time on a single drawing. I am the poster child for that. This drawing is taking a lot of time....but I am enjoying it.
I am putting another Mr. Linky here for this week so you can link to your blog entries. I was having another thought, though. Maybe everyone can join the "team" and become co-authors of this blog. All you need to do is email me your email address and I will add you. Then you can post here.