May 18, 2012

Inward Dive….begins

I was ready to take-on colored pencil figure sketching!!  So….had to get a wider selection of skin-tone colors.  When I spotted these I thought they just may help. 


Personally….I think the best sketch I’ve done is this one.  My graphite diver that I did back in April ‘11.  I think this was a break-through sketch for me and that’s why I like it so much.

Since I knew I could sketch a diver, it was time to find a new diver to try my hand with.

My Art teacher was the one that told me that there was just a tiny touch of blue in the legs….otherwise….I probably wouldn’t have noticed.   Really need to work on my “observation skills”.  Haha

Someone had commented that I should try to keep my pencils super sharp to help my drawings, so I bought this metal sharpener….it is THE BEST!

I like this diver picture for a lot of reasons:
  • Good lighting
  • Interesting composition
  • No Face


Susan said...

Have been following your sketching for a while. It is amazing the detail you are noticing and capturing. I admire your enthusiasm for detail. I wish I had some of that.

Jp said...

You are doing a great job. sometimes I wonder just how much trouble you would get into without this hobby?
I want a pencil sharpener like yours. Where is it from? Our pencil sharpener eats pencils.

Eden said...

@ Thanks Susan....unfortunately there are times I see too much detail...then I have to figure out what to omit!! Haha

@JP- me? Get in or cause trouble? You must be thinking of someone else! Possibly you can get a new pencil sharpener for your birthday :D

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