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 ~
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.
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 :
Here’s a fifth drawing to bind off this portrait series:
This guy’s sweater is based on a traditional pattern of Korsnäs in Finland.
A glimpse of my J.S.Sargent book collection. He is my hero-painter :). Today, I sketched some master studies of his portraits for my series, Famous Faces.
Mrs. Horace Webber, 1911 – Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, 1892
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:
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 :).
Yay more sketches :). I stay busy working/volunteering/taking classes in ceramics at a local community college, for which purpose I often scribble pottery ideas.