A few more sketches!

The portraits below were sketched this past weekend.  You will find that these are not as carefully drawn as some of my previous work.  Truth is, all 3 were rushed just a bit.  I’m not sure why I think it may be somewhat due to being created on a weekend and being outside of my usual early morning zen routine.

In the end, it really doesn’t matter.  When I decided to start sketching again I promised myself that I would not overvalue my sketchbook.  I’ll allow myself the freedom to create as I see fit in the moment, and that is exactly what I am doing.  So some of my sketches may turn out a bit rough and some may be wonderful.  I think it is all part of the creative process.

Giving yourself the freedom to experiment, the freedom to create a mess, I think this will lead to greater creativity and skill.

photo jan 21, 8 42 55 pm
Once I had finished with the ink work it felt like this sketch needed a little punch of color.  A blue highlighter provided just enough color.

 

photo jan 21, 8 43 29 pm
It may be hard to see, but, I continued the blue theme here as well by using a blue highlighter on the eyes.

 

photo jan 21, 8 54 41 pm
A little blue hair and lips never hurt, Right?

 

Thanks for visiting.

Mike L.

About the Author Michael Lovette

I'm an artist living in the foothills of NC (USA). I'm an average joe, married nearly 30 years to my high school sweetheart with 2 wonderful children and a four-legged old lady named Katie. My primary pursuits are sketching and photography.

11 comments

  1. I don’t think this sentence need the ‘and’…

    “some of my sketches may turn out a bit rough and some may be wonderful”

    … the fact is that many of my own roughest sketches have also been my most wonderfulist 😏

    Loosening up is a creative skill in itself.

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