Ford F100 Sketch

Ford F100 Featured Image

More marks on the page…

The subject of this sketch was previously featured as a  photography post.  Some of you may remember The Green and Grungy Monster that I published a few months ago.  At the time of posting the original photography, one of my longtime followers suggested that it would make a good drawing and I agreed.

So in an effort to try something different I sketched my favorite shot of this old pickup.  To me, the styling on the front of this truck is what makes it an interesting subject.

I must admit that sketching a man-made object, for me at least, is more difficult than sketching a portrait or a natural object.  In my opinon, a portrait or natural object can be more forgiving as far as geometry, symmetry, or straight lines are concerned.  When sketching an automobile or structure you have to be very aware of symmetry, perspective, etc.  If not, a sketch can turn to rubbish in a hurry!

I’ll stop rambling…and just present the sketch.

 

Ford F100 Sketch

As always, thanks for visiting!

Mike L.

Graphite Drawing – Out to Pasture

"Out to Pasture" progress photo
"Out to Pasture" completed drawing.
The completed drawing. 10″ x 14″

I started this graphite drawing in December of last year.  I steadily worked on it until it was around 85% complete.  Then, doubt entered into my mind.  I didn’t think I had the skill level necessary to complete the work.  So for months this drawing laid in my drawer waiting for me to find the confidence to finish it.  Last week I decided I had procrastinated enough!  So I pulled it out, dusted it off, and got back to work.

Now I have a completed piece!  The sad part is I allowed doubt to sabotage my progress and hold me back.  Sometimes it’s best to charge ahead. You may surprise yourself, you may be more capable than you think, or maybe learning comes from the experience of doing.

Out-to-Pasture-Detail-01
Enlarged view

This drawing was created using a photo reference from pixabay.com