I’m continuing to sketch daily, my mornings this past week were spent working on this lion portrait. I used a reference photo from Pixabay, I was drawn to the confidence … Continue reading Stong and Proud
Another sketch from this week… this one was a real blast to create! My original intent was for this sketch to be created with pen and ink. However, once I … Continue reading Chimpanzee Sketch
I started this drawing in December of last year. I steadily worked on it until it was around 85% complete. Then, I let self-doubt take over and I almost didn’t finish it. Click the link to see the finished piece.
This is a drawing of a human skull that I created from a photo reference. This drawing was done as part of an assignment for a beginner drawing class I took last year. The class was offered through my local art gallery.
You can obviously see the grid lines that I drew to help me get the proportions correct. These types of lines would normally be erased. However, on this particular drawing I decided to let them remain. To me, they keep the drawing honest and help to document my learning process.
Prior to October of 2016 I had not pursued my interest in drawing and sketching other than occasionally checking out a book or two from the library or surfing the web for pencil art and tutorials. I have had a strong interest in drawing since my childhood but I had not taken any art classes since my junior year of high school. When I noticed the art gallery was offering a beginner drawing class I decided I would give it a shot.
Looking back on it now, even though it’s been less than a year. That small decision to pursue an interest has impacted my daily life. Even though I do not always have the time to create a sketch or slow down to spend time working on a drawing, the interest and desire is always there. It has added a creative outlet to my life that I am thankful to have.