Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    I finally did something for Illustration Friday.  I got the sketch done and have been wanting to do some pen and ink, but once again I'm afraid I won't get this completed in time.  I figured I had better just submit what I have done.  At least it's one step closer  than I've gotten in a long time.  Maybe this weekend I can actually complete a piece.  But for now, here is my drawing for "Stir"...


here are the sketches I began with.  I'm just at a loss as to what kind of environment to place
my subject in.






    I've been doing a few things lately.  Still slowly working on my whale painting and doing some sketching.  I went out on Sunday with my husband to spend some time outside enjoying the beautiful weather and decided to bring my sketchbook along.  I thought it was finally time to attempt some life drawing again, it's been too long and something I've been thinking about doing for a while.  After sketching for only about 15 minutes I realized just how long it's been and felt completely frustrated.  I had no attention span for it and became so aggravated that it was so difficult and no one would stay still long enough.  My sketches were horrible and I only lasted about 5 more minutes after that.  I seriously need to get back in the habit of this again.  I hope the next attempt will be a little better.



here's my sad attempt .....





I thought that I should also add some other sketches since I was already scanning stuff.


feeling like it's been a little forced lately, but I really have to put more effort in, no matter how tired I am after work :(
But on a lighter note, I did have a great time outside on Sunday, and my husband took some really great pictures at the Americana - where we like to hang out.  Now that it's getting so nice out I hope to start spending more time there.  I'll leave you with these pictures - and I hope you all have a wonderful week.





6 comments:

Sae Lin said...

I love your scketches. This litle girls are beautifull!!

Canna_W said...

Love your pic for IF!

Giselle said...

love your IF piece. Keep up the sketching they look great.

Irene said...

I think your attempts are great. I often feel that frustration too but we all know it's about the practice. Keep it up.

ruth said...

Very nice sketches. I really like your style!

tricky said...

this is great work!
lovely IF post
and I love your park illustrations, especially the tree