I’ve been doing pen and ink exclusively since the beginning of Inktober. This morning I really wanted to sketch with graphite. So, I found some inspiration on Sktchy and started making marks on the page. This is what I ended up with. The sketch was created using a range of graphite pencils from 2H up to 8B. I used a white Prismacolor pencil for the highlights.
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.