A few of my sketches from this week…
The one of Azalea (my daughter) sleeping was fun because I started out trying to draw just one line and did that a couple times, then did another looking only at shapes in her face. Finally, I did a “shapes” one with a “line” one over the top and played with shading from there (upper left corner of the sketch.) It was a fun experiment and finally got me to look enough at the ear to see it in a way that made it (sort of) easier to draw. I finally saw the spiral I’d been missing.
The bottom two are my chicken scratch, hee hee. Trying to draw these girls made me want a stuffed chicken to draw…of course I suppose that’s partly the point of doing these super quick exercises. I am totally new to trying to capture something moving on the page- it’s tricky!
Happy Mother’s Day! I’m going to see if my kids will work on a collaborative painting with me today. And of course I’ll sketch at some point. Do you sketch every day?