Tag Archives: sketching

Sketches

At this very moment, I am on a cross-country move. Which explains the blog neglect. Before packing all my sketchbooks away, I took snapshots of a few interesting sketches from the past few months, so that I could post on the road. Move-in day is tomorrow ~

Of Sketches: Etsy Update

It took some time, but my Etsy shop is now well stocked with tiny paintings! :-). Please take a look and share, like, pin, tweet, enjoy. A warm thanks to you.

TheTinyPainting-Etsy

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BlueButterflyWC ForestFireStudy(Flipped) LandscapeCA(AView) treeandlakestudy(Aview) TreeIllustration

 

Famous Faces: Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll, pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born on this day (January 27), 1832, well-known mostly as the author of Alice and Wonderland.

On this day, 2013, I tried sketching his portrait — as well as a study from one of John Tenniel’s illustrations in Alice and Wonderland (1865 edition). Graphite on paper, dimensions of each: rather small.

LewisCaroll - Graphite, 5x7, 2013

alice-John-Tenniel

Of Sketches: 100 Faces

I recently came across this sketch challenge: draw 100 faces, each in 30 seconds or less. Though I haven’t reached that number of faces at one time, I have scribbled a few here and there — quickly as possible and with ink instead of pencil.

Try it yourself :-). Some sketches prompted by Holly Herick’s 100 faces challenge :

Commission Painting – Window

Documenting my next commission painting. View from a Window. Oil on canvas, 30″ x 48″ (about two-thirds of a doorway). Mediocre photography by me :-P.

The lines are completely straight, I promise, though they look bowed and tilted in the photo. I finished it and sent it to its new home a few weeks ago.

Preliminary watercolor sketches:

Detail:

Distance is already a challenge for me. In fact, that landscape a couple posts ago was a bit of distance-practice while working on this commission. Gonna keep trying :).