Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Abbie, Sketches & Quick Gestures Sketches

 A quick sketch this morning focusing on the shape of Abbie's nose.   More practice needed as I am going too heavy, too dark, too detailed, too quickly. 

Sketches of Abbie drawn on 01-21-13 showing different positions and different settings.

More 30 and 60 second gesture sketches done this morning.  Most of these are drawn without taking my eye off the photo, except for quick glances, so these could be called contour as well as gesture sketches. 

2 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

I admire your dedication to the fundamentals. What you're doing is like playing scales instead of sonatas. And it's the strength and skill of those scales that will determine the success of the next sonata. Thanks for setting a good example for the rest of us! Those contour drawings are good!

Ann Buckner said...

thanks Katherine! One of the self-discoveries I've made is that I'm intimidated by drawing and/or sketching, especially when it comes to drawing for a new painting. So the end goal is to overcome the fear which can only be done through effort/practice.