29 March 2017

Stuff I've been doing this month.

The time has flown by and I have just not got around to posting. I am having too much fun going to the gym and drawing and painting. ;)

Sktchy has been my main source of inspiration as usual.

I thought I'd have a go at some animals. I have rarely drawn dogs but do the occasional elephant, cat or bird.









Some more practice at hands. Just because I love drawing them.



And some portraits. Mostly with ink, one with graphite. 








Someone posted a great selection of mouth images. I need lots of practice at them, especially with teeth. This was a lot of fun. I learnt not to leave teeth white but give them a bit of shading. 



11 March 2017

100 people in 5 days

Yes another challenge... I am a glutton for punishment. Marc Holmes and Liz Steele introduced a challenge of doing 100 people in one week. A big ask. To prepare for this I started watching Marc's Craftsy class on sketching people. I bought it a while ago and never got to it. I followed his technique of fast gesture sketching with pencil and then again over the top with fountain pen.

I did not complete all 100 but I did do 70 which I think is a pretty impressive effort. They are small and fast and some of them (or should I say many) are a mess but there are a few in there that I am really pleased with. The process was very freeing and I tackled groups of people that I would normally avoid.

Here are a few of the pages I completed. Most ref's are from Sktchy but I did also do a few from life.







And the last few

I know I am really late with posting this but you know how life gets now and then. In case any of you were wondering yes I did finish all 29. In face I did 31.
Thanks so much for the support I have received with this challenge. I really enjoyed it.