A friend asked me if I could do a sketch of a Blue Jay for her so she could give it to her mother. This is the result. I am hoping that she likes it.
Month: July 2022
Lady with Sparrow
Face angles are starting to get easier. Though, I have to admit that the left arm is a bit off. All in all, I like the way it turned out.
Another sketch of a photo of a sculpture. That face angle was a bear to get right!
I think I am getting better at folds in drapery! Also, I impressed myself by getting the upturned face pretty correct. I have a hard time with faces at odd angles. Its all a learning process! Fun. Sometimes very frustrating, but I love it.
I love Poppies. They’re almost like paper flowers that come with their own little fireworks display. When the pods are ripe, they explode seeds everywhere. How cool is that?
Lady in Shawl
Another one done from a photo of a bust. Seems the classics had the women either naked and on full display or fully covered, prayerful and looking like the virgin Mary.
Thought it was about time to sketch something just because I love it. And I love birds!
So, at a certain level, I failed at this one. It was sketched from a photo of a bust. But, my pencil decided to make it more “human”. And since I really liked the way it came out, I decided to leave it as is. I may try again to duplicate the bust at another time.
Testing the Water
This one was drawn from a picture of a statue. I know I have a picture of the whole statue somewhere, but I really liked this cut away of it.
Lady in Hat
I just really liked the picture I used when I drew this. A very retro looking image. I didn’t quite capture the smokey effect around the hat, but I gave it a good try.