>> Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Pencil on Sketch Paper
'Hush' Close Up
Ok, I'm at work last night and I decide I want to try my first real pencil sketch portrait. Yes, I get to do these kinds of things at work. :) Anyway, I decide to go for it and do one of the practice sketches from Lee Hammond's Big Book of Drawing. Now, it didn't turn out exactly like hers. The girl actually looks much younger in the inspiration piece, but I really love how she turned out. Then, I click on CBC and our prompt word is 'Hush'. Maybe I just wanted her to fit but I really feel that she fits! In fact, I think she's perfect. Maybe not technically, I'm still learning don't forget and she is my first portrait sketch. Up till now it's been eyeballs, noses and mouths but nothing put together.
More good news. I went to Goodwill today and found 5 yes 5 art books. Four on sketching and one on Art Techniques. I know, right???? I would have had to pay over $100 easily if I bought them brand new! What a deal!