July 3, 2012
When my nest started to empty, it free’d up a lot of my time. Wasn’t quite sure what to do with myself and I’ve always admired those who could sketch….so I gave it a shot with Friends (sketch #1).
Sketchbook Project, Self Portrait (sketch #2)
Bench Monday (sketch #3)
Looking Down (sketch #4), learned that watercolor paper is not the best type of paper for graphite sketches.
Tutu (sketch #5), brought in very fine markers to outline with at completion.
My daughter’s Senior Picture (sketch #6).
Air Swimmer (sketch #7), almost my favorite sketch.
Prodigy (sketch #8), first attempt at drawing clothes.
Smiles (sketch #9), my favorite people smiling at me.
En pointe (sketch #10), almost gave up on those shoes.
Diver (sketch #11), one of my favorite sketches.
Yanina Wickmayer (sketch #12), another attempt at a face.
Paddleboard (sketch #13), lightened up my sketching because I thought “Diver” was too dark…..I did not like the way this turned out.
September 11 (sketch #14), talk about paying attention to detail! I was exhausted! Haha
Mime (sketch #15), just an interesting sketch all the way around. Liked it!
Dancer Pose (sketch #16), a beautiful woman in a fake pose. Check out that back foot…there’s no way she’s holding up her own body weight….someone likes photoshop.
Runner (sketch #17), interesting angle.
Ohio Swimmer (sketch #18), one of my favorites…but I have a lot to learn about sketching water.
Wave Swimmer (sketch #19), adorable child….learned a thing or two about drawing children.
Vitruvian Man (sketch #20), half sketch, half whimsey!
Colored Legs (sketch #21), first attempt at colored pencils.
Crabs (sketch #22), another favorite…probably due to the subject matter.
Diver-N-Color (sketch #23), learning to color not just what I see but what I want to see.
Beach Girls (sketch #24), love the colors in this!
What a wonderful past-time this is. I seem to have an 18 month attention span when learning new things. With drawing I’ve got a long way to go, not even close to being bored!
Thanks for all the encouragement you’ve given me along the way. I still think “pictures of pictures” are the best way to learn to draw.
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- By day...I work in the Healthcare field, where every .. i.. has to be dotted and every ..t.. has to be crossed. This blog is the place where I can let myself go and have some fun. I am on a journey. A journey I started a long time ago, but it has been a bit sidetracked with Navy Wife relocations and raising kids. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I have got some time for me. No, I will not be one of those moms walking around the house with Empty Nest Syndrome, I have got way too much to do, to learn, to create. Sure, once the kids are gone I will miss them....but hey, there is always the phone, the email, the texting and the Plane tickets! I love my life and my family and It is fun moving into this new stage. I am into Digital Scrapbooking, photography, journaling, Art Journaling and Drawing. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I am trying to teach myself to draw. I am finding that it takes a lot of patience, lots of practice and a good eraser! And if you're really curious there's a 3 part Interview by Eileen: HERE All the best, Eden