110401 THis weeks sketches

April 2, 2011 | Leave your thoughts

Been a little slack posting to my blog this week…so to catch up
Friday:
110401 Pre Gym sketch
One of my quick sketches of ordinary view from where I park my car, just before I go to the gym – made it three times this week, but only one of my sketches worked.
110401 Friday Lunchtime Purchases
Lunchtime purchases…need I say more

Earlier in the week I posed some questions for myself (prompted my Laura’s post) click on the image to read more) and am tryig to include messy pages in my sketchbook.
110330 A (messy) thoughts page
And then resolved to test some of my thoughts by drawing people
110330 Crows Nest Plaza - forcing myself to draw people!
Crows Nest Plaza – forcing myself to draw people!
I AM going to start drawing people in my daily journal whether I like it or not. I actually enjoy sketching people but find the results so inconsistent that I hate the risk of a bad page in my book… but as I wrote… I have to start practicing what I preach in this regard!

Yet another challenge to myself to draw people!
110330 Yet another challenge to myself to draw people!
…and be happy to have pages in my book that I am not happy with….

I AM going to start drawing people in my daily journal whether I like it or not. I actually enjoy sketching people but find the results so inconsistent that I hate the risk of a bad page in my book… but as I wrote… I have to start practicing what I preach in this regard!

These are from Mark Simons facial expressions book! A lot of fun!!!

And finally…
110330 Getting people in my sketchbook in 3 easy steps - a concept
Getting people in my sketchbook in 3 easy steps – a concept
I don’t seem to mind much that my circles are often TERRIBLE when I draw cups… nor do I care one bit if I get the proportions wrong in a baroque façade (as no one would notice that!) so why do I get so upset when my people come out wrong?

Picasso – I love all my mistakes because they are mine (thanks to Veronica Lawlor for sharing that quote with us in Portland)

I was reminded of some advice from Rick Tulka a few years ago “Draw cups and people!” or was it draw people like they are cups (hmmm interesting idea!)

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