I hope you can tell that I love to draw.
Nevertheless, somethings haven’t been going well lately. The gesture practice is feeling like a chore. I’ve been experiencing a lot of laggardness, something has been dragging me down. But I haven’t given in completely to this wintery feeling.
I’ve added bananas and scratched alcohol from my diet (I wonder how long that will last). Things are looking rosy again … and so we come to the main object of this post …
Just returned from Life Drawing Evening Class. It’s so nice to go out of the house with an absolute minimum of tools on you, giving yourself the exercise to just “do with what you have on you”. Tonight those were:
- my white Lamy Safari (F nib) fully loaded with black deAtramentis ink
- an A5 Sillman&Birn Epsilon Series sketchbook (still not full)
- a Tombow Fundenosuke twin tip pen (black tip empty)
- a pink Faber Castell Polychromos
We had some lovely 5, 10 and 15 minute poses and I enjoyed myself thoroughly, getting lost in that drawing zone I cherish so much.
I tried that out last night too (i.e. finding the zone) (unsuccessfully, I must admit) and re-installed the sktchy app on my phone for the umpteenth time. This time, I concentrated on some of my favourite artists’ portraits and sketched on anything I could find, ranging from paper plates to paper bags.
(Before I leave you with the pictures of the last two nights, please note that you can leave a comment in this wordpress theme (Sketch) if you click the title of the post you’d like to comment on and scroll to the bottom of that post. You probably don’t want to, but just in case. Perhaps you have a tip or a question.)
I prefer these to the Copic ones, the lines in those seemed a bit hesitant, less fluent?
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Yeah, I can follow you there! The “copics post” was drawing the contour with a juicy black copic and that made me really hesitant, but I like the light effects I managed to get. Still, I’m a lot looser with a fountain pen, it’s like writing … Thanks, Ed!