Friday, October 31, 2014

Sketch - Day 12

Did this quickly in the early AM while taking a break from working on the magazine I design.

Watch for the final version to come soon.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

sketch - Day 10/11

We don't have too many leaves to rake where I live (well, we do, but they are too small to bother with, really). But I do remember jumping in a few piles as I grew up. Perhaps I need to rake all those little leaves up and let my kids jump in themselves.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sketch - Day 9

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sketch - Day 8

Quick page of faces... funny thing I noticed is that the harder I try to make something "correct" the worse I do. If I just let the image flow out of me, then it comes out so much better than I expected...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

sketch - days 6/7

I actually did this yesterday, but had no time to upload it. Today I had no time to draw, but a quick moment to upload this one. I did my first wedding cake today with gum paste leaves that I hand painted, so I guess that counts as art for the day.

She is holding some kind of leaf-shaped bug, but I was drawing from a photo on my phone, in my car, and could not zoom in to see closer. Also, her face above her nose was cut off in the photo, so I had to guess on the rest. Thought the face is not the best, I am overall happy with how this came out.

Friday, October 24, 2014


Did a really rough one yesterday not worth posting. Here is todays. Began to second guess the face, and the more I worked on it, the worse it got. Just a sketch, but that is the area I need the most practice. There is a bit more power in his stance in the photo, but I think I captured it pretty good.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sketches - Day 3

Though I did not formally announce anything to the effect, I have decided to dedicate some time each day to sketching. Below is today's effort. Though I enjoy pencil and paper, I am determined to get a handle on drawing digitally. I have done it before with good results, as the illustration at the top of this blog shows.

This image was done on my Kindle Fire using Sketchbook Mobile X, a somewhat limited version of AutoDesk's Sketchbook Pro. I used my finger a la Will Terry. I have a cheap stylus, but seem to have better control with my finger. Maybe because it is a cheap stylus! Perhaps I can afford a better one soon.

this was a fun quick sketch, and I plan to develop this further in the near future.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sketches - Day 2 / Trouble IF

Trouble IF - Splashing in the mud in her best dress.
Pencil sketch from photo.

Monday, October 20, 2014