Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Post

I have to admit, unfortunately, I didn't do any drawing last week. My schedule changed at work all last week and for some other reason I was feeling quite frustrated and down with everything, not just drawing (maybe it's the fact that we have to fork over several thousand dollars to fix our roof.)

Gratefully my schedule is back to normal and I have been able to do some drawing and sketching at work the last couple of days. Here are some things I have done. I am still trying to get better at drawing the figures and specifically the head at the moment. I feel like I am getting better at drawing the face from straight on as well as portraits from the side. But when I start trying to draw from any other angles it just gets messy.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Ohhh sooooo flufffyyyy!!!

Got tired of drawing heads, thought I would try something else. Used photos from National Geographic. Worked with pen on these and used some colored pencils on the King Penguin. I had a lot of fun working on these little guys.

New Studies

Here is what I have done over the last couple of days. Tried doing some more portrait drawings, still not looking any better and getting really frustrated with drawing portraits.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Fridays work, too tired to say anything more.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Nose

I bought another figure drawing book, by Jack Hamm. "Drawing The Head and Figure," so far I really like this book. The author has some different methods than Andrew Loomis, but I don't have any complaints with either artist/author. I hope, that by going through both books I continue to hone my skills. Now I just need to find a book about drawing and sketching in general. My line work really needs some help. Anyway, here are the noses I have been working on..smell ya later homes! =) 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Self Portrait

Here's the latest on this piece. I am sooo frustrated with this, still looks so amateurish to me. Can't stand it. It's interesting thought because I read something online today at another web site that says blending graphite tends to look amateurish, cross hatching is a better approach. Perhaps I will try and redo this using that technique.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Update on WIP

Here's where the tree is now. Think I spent about another 1.5 hours on this. The more I look at this I realize how bad the composition is. I didn't block the tree in very good on my paper and just decided to go with this anyway. As a result it looks a bit scrunched up...


Here are the two WIPs (works in progress) I have currently going on. I haven't really been "sketching" in the literal term, but I have been working on both of these pieces. Both are done with pencil. Trying to develop tighter lines and smoother shading, especially on the self portrait. I am frustrated with the self portrait, because I am having a hard time with the nose. The other thing that still frustrates me is it still looks so amateurish.

I guess I just have to keep pushing myself, maybe one day everything will just click into place.