Saturday, December 17, 2011

My Sketchbook

     I tell my students that it's very important to keep a sketchbook and to be always drawing if you want to improve.  It's also a good way to see how much you're improving.  Well, I haven't been as good with keeping up with my own sketchbook.  I had a few half finished sketches in one sketchbook and several ones that I've collected that I haven't put anything into.  Here are a couple that I managed to finish.

I've been working on a series of sketches with old barns as the subject matter.

Right now these are straight pencil sketches, but I may go back and add color.  Or use these as a study and do a larger painting based on these.

And here's the one I'm working on as we speak.  I like drawings where you can see the process.  
     I think I'm going to start taking pics of my work as I'm working on them.  At least I'd find it interesting.  

22 comments:

  1. these are gorgeous !
    i used to draw portraits and i wish i had kept some of my work.

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  2. Wow all are great, really liked the first one. It is interesting to see the process too, considering I prob couldn't draw 2 plus 2..haha

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  3. These are lovely. This takes a lot of work and I like the idea of studying a particular subject. Barns have such character and as they age they get more interesting.

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  4. holy crap these are so good. that's some real talent!! I'm quite impressed

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  5. Taking pictures of the progression of your work sounds like a great idea. And thanks for sharing your work.

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  6. hmmm these are absolute crap.. a 3rd grader could do better.. Im jelly.. I cant draw..



















    p.s. these rock.

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  7. Holy... those are just... beautiful!

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  8. Those are great! You are very talented.

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  9. What a gift you have of expressing art. These pictures are beautiful!!! Lovely~

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  10. outstanding sketches. very life-like. i enjoyed looking at them. it would be very nice if you have these on frames and hang it on a wall in your house. : )

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  12. And at first sight I thought those were photographs :O
    *bows*

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