I decided at the last minute to jump in on the virtual sketch. I haven't felt like doing much lately (art wise), so when I got to thinking about the virtual sketch this morning, I jumped at doing a quick sketch. I had fun just getting the colours down and not worrying about any thing specific. It is sketchy, but I think I did okay getting across my impression of the photo.
Irmina (santaika )on Drawspace has been teaching us about colour. She put up some great pictures of her kids and their dogs to work with. I'm not so sure that I picked up the full meaning of her lesson, but I did have fun doing this guy with blue prisma colour pencils.
Charcoal is a lot of fun for sketching. It goes down so easily, you can change direction without a second thought and you get wonderful dark blacks. I am having a good time seeing what it can do. I have some charcoal pencils to try out next time.
I gave Barbara's grandbaby a try. The baby was one of the pictures she put up for this week's challenge at Drawspace. This was actually my second try. I don't think either one did the cutie justice, but it was fun trying.
The one to the left, I started with the dark background and filled in as I went. The one at the top I started with the eyes and filled in from there.
I have been trying to decide why I am writing a blog. I think I want it to be a type of journal, a catalog of my interests. It's public, so I think that is the reason I went to showing just my art. Now I am thinking if the blog is going to keep my interest it will have to follow my interests. Things like art, cooking, kids, dogs, Jim and his trains and the world around me. Will this be of any interest to others? Maybe sometimes and maybe not. But it, I think, will keep my interest. My blog will be for me and anybody who is interested is welcome to read along. I hope that it will show me in the light that I have always tried to portray, that of some one who is always open to learning new things. To that end I am going to keep Becoming a Renaissance Woman as the title.