One of tonights choir group, each week I’ve been drawing a participant as they sing. It’s good practice as they are moving and the shadows move with them. If you notice the image is slightly distorted. That’s because I had the sketchpad flat on my desk and it’s caused a slightly elongated drawing that is tipped slightly to the right…
It’s something to check on when you are drawing, sometimes it can cause a lot of distortion if you are not careful.
Five portraits, one five minutes and the other four are ten minute ones. Black calligraphy pen on cartridge paper. The lighting isn’t good so the paper looks a bit grey. People provided objects to add to the portraits. I really enjoy these sessions.
Reflected, today’s #bandofsketchers prompt. Trying to draw my face in a little hand mirror. I think I’ve got the distance between my nose and mouth too close..
Not really up to doing much today, still feeling a bit off.
Mark who was part of this evenings Clay Chorus group. He played two brilliant songs. I used a bit of monoprint to add shadows to the side of his face. I only used a bit as he was moving and playing his guitar as I was trying to sketch him.
I wish I had his skill and had carried on learning an instrument, it’s great to be able to play things, but my trumpet is staying firmly locked away!
An old drawing done in 2019. When life was comfortable, the cats were snug. I hadn’t started doing my illustration course and I was drawing for pleasure.
I’d done another challenge, a hundred days drawing challenge, I think this was done on the third day because I’ve highlighted the date in red. I don’t know which of the cats this was. It isn’t our outside cat, because he was still living outside then (now all I have to do is whistle by the back door and he comes).
Anyway this just popped up in my memories, so I thought I would share it. A happy black and white cat, asleep, with no worries.
Today’s sketch portraits, I used cut up mono prints that I had made for the print workshop earlier in the week. I glued bits down then added black calligraphy pen and fine liner, then graphite from a graphite stick. I had to unstick one bit of paper and redo it because it was wrong and overlapped bits of the drawing. …
It’s 5.50am and I couldn’t sleep so I drew my cutlery basket and surroundings.. Then I realised the ink from the calligraphy pen isn’t waterproof so did a water wash over it…
#bandofsketchers drawing prompt was basket.
When you want to try and draw a detailed tin but it’s a bit too complicated. Why not try a graphite stick and do a rubbing? Then I added shading for the sides and a bit of black ink for the shadows with my calligraphy pen (I do like it).
Looking back at old drawings, I did this in April last year. The tree shapes are in our net curtains. I quite like this because it’s a simple way of adding pattern… I’m doing an ‘in/inside’ drawing for a prompt tomorrow. Might play with the idea of inside looking out…..