Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
This was a picture I started for the "Drifting" topic, a number of weeks ago. It was right after I realized that I wasn't allowed to use other people's images for reference, so this is an underwater picture of my own son (when he was much younger).
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I prefer drawing real people, but they don't sit still like people in pictures do. So I'm on a trip, and sketching, and there are all kinds of wonderful people in wonderful lighting to draw, but alas, they are not there solely for me to draw, so my drawing itch had to be scratched with doing some drawings from photographs as well. You can no doubt tell which is which. Of these, three are from real people, and two are from photos.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I wish I had the lyrics to a song that some friends of mine sing (their band is called Lila). It's all about being hollow, and how necessary that it--for a cup to hold wine, for a flute to play music, and for a soul to soar. It's a lovely song, and this picture doesn't do it justice. But I'm happy to report that all my reference materical came from my own sketchbook (not that you could tell or anything)--from a sketch of a friend playing a wooden flute at an Irish jam, and another friend giving a flute recital, mostly for how the hands go and how they hold the thing. My initial sketch had the flute going the other way, and I had no idea how their hands went. This is quick, on a crappy piece of paper that I managed to pull out of a pad which had ink spilled and then dried on it. Oh well.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
This is a self-portrait, done in the car, in the mirror of the sun visor. We are driving home (17 hours) from a 2 1/2 week trip. I am SHAKY from caffeine, which I drink ONLY on long car trips, to stay awake.