Tag: sketch

  • Sketch-A-Long

    Sketch-A-Long

    One thing I think makes sketchbooks truly beautiful, aside from the obvious, is lettering. I am very envious of those with beautiful handwriting along side their drawings. You would never guess I spent a summer learning cursive before we had even had it in school. Or that I had a lettering book as a kid […]

  • Sketch-A-Long

    Sketch-A-Long

    Happy Holidays! Here is my very quick, 5 minute or less sketch of Gunnar in his Christmas lights headband.

  • Sketch-A-Long

    Sketch-A-Long

    Here’s this week’s sketch.  I wanted to be funny and draw something everyone who really knows me has seen. My grumpy “leave me alone in eating and trying to remember how to function” look. This is a time I could have used a kneaded eraser to pick out some highlights,  but this isn’t that serious. […]

  • Sketch-A-Long

    Sketch-A-Long

    Last week we went over values a little bit and I gave you a quick exercise. I recommend doing that exercise with every drawing tool you use, especially if you are a beginner. If you have a set of pencils, do one with every single pencil. You will see the wide range of values available […]

  • Sketch-A-Long

    Last week we discussed 3 values. Shadow, mid-tone, highlight.  Obviously, values are infinite and the more you have the more realistic your sketch will appear. One exercise that will help you see and achieve more subtle values in your drawing is the study above. Draw a long rectangle and split it up into at least […]

  • Mouth and Chin

    Mouth and Chin

    News: Two of my WIPs are online at DeviantArt. The link is to the left. I have two more, but one is a surprise and they both need to be finished by Friday. I don’t want to take the time to load them twice in a few days because I now have a lot of […]

  • One more thang….

    I have started to turn this blog over to the sketchbook. I deleted most of my old assignments, except a few that I deemed necessary to show my progress over the last three years as well as paintings from last semester. I think that it is important to show my progress as a student for […]

  • Sketchbook 2

    Sketchbook 2

    This is over a couple of days. Maybe 3 or 4 hours total.

  • Contours

    Contours
  • Contour

    Contour
  • Contours

    Contours

    These are the contours I stayed after class to do. Well a small sample of them any way.

  • Gestures

    Gestures

    Another gesture, same woman

  • Line Drawings

    Line Drawings

    This is the second line drawing I did. I got a lot farther on this and I think the only thing the teacher did was the lines on the face.