2014_01_12 – possibly recognizable, but not flattering.

Today’s 30 minute sketch ended up possibly recognizable, but I wouldn’t consider it a flattering likeness.  Thought I’d work on a longer sketch this weekend, but my time got eaten up by tasks around the house.
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2014_01_11 – something simple, but not easy

For most of this exercise, I’ve been working from photographs of real people.  Tonight, while watching an animated film, I thought I’d give the simple, economical style a try.  Of course, simple doesn’t mean easy.  As with any drawing, practice will be needed to improve.  To give credit to the source, I was watching Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman.
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2014_01_09 – illustrative explorations

I thought I’d try something new tonight and attempt a more illustrative look. This is a style I’m not familiar with working in, nor am I very good at it yet.  The blue line structure sketch is only about 10 minutes, and the rest of my time I spent inking.  Yes, I definitely need to practice this more.
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2014_01_08 – rushed challenges

I’m back after skipping yesterday to catch up on my sleep.  Trying to avoid getting sick if I can.  I felt a little rushed tonight, starting off with too much time on the eye.  Also discovered it can feel very unbalanced when your photo reference has the other eye covered.  Slapped on some hair at the last minute to try and fix that, but it doesn’t do the source justice.  Of course the motto here is ‘just keep drawing, there’s always tomorrow.’

I think this weekend I may try for a longer piece than the 30 min exercise.
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2014_01_06 – Screaming Artist

Tonight’s sketch was inspired by fellow artist and improvisor, Linda Clearly.  You can go check out her own explorations at Day of the Artist.  When Linda posted her reference photo for her Woman Screaming, I thought I’d give it a try as well.  I didn’t get very far in my 30 minutes, but the expression is there.  Thank you again, Linda, as your journey inspires others to delve into their own creativity.
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2014_01_05 – Sketching an actor

I think I’m happy enough with how this one started out that I will return to it and try for a finished piece.  However, as I have set forth, this is my progress after the first 30 minutes.
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2014_01_04 – portrait of a lady

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