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Friday, October 24, 2008

Rusty


My time at the supermarket cafe opening made me realise just how rusty I'd got sketching figures. With all the other projects I've had going on recently there hasn't been much time for sketching and my journal pages have consisted of very fast studies. So, on Tuesday I took a little time out to concentrate on faces. Each study was still created within a very short time limit because I want to be able to get good at being fast, location sketching allows little time for figure sketching, people move and leave without permission or notice, so speed is important.
My first study of Harry went horribly wrong and the further two are laughable but I finally managed to capture something I was happy with in my fourth study.
Persistence....persistence....



I spent some time in the evening sketching myself using a mirror because I was the only one around and I'm free!
Each study took around 15 minutes, created directly in ink.







5 comments:

Joan said...

Good sketching!!! It is hard to get involved in so many things and run out of time to "practice."

Joan said...

Good sketching!!! It is hard to get involved in so many things and run out of time to "practice."

Dianne said...

You look so serious, sketches of Harry are funny cute and sweet..
If you need pratice well I'm in real trouble :) Have a great day..
I didn't get my feed blitz today and since your the only one I get I was in a panic wondering what happened to you. Alas your still here sketching away...

Judybec said...

These are wonderful to see Anita. I always look incredibly serious in my self portraits too. I bet Harry got a kick out of "Harry, aged 65"
You're one busy lady -- glad you found time to sketch portraits again. I enjoy following ALL your projects!

Margaret Ann said...

Wonderful loose penwork...Love the energy in these! :)