Figure Drawing

Figure 1Figure 2

I’ve been practicing my figure drawing yesterday, and I’ve noticed that my proportions in general need some work. In this guy, his legs just aren’t long enough, which made me realize that he doesn’t look balanced either because of it.

I also seem to have a tendency to shorten arms, which I’ll need to work on. Practice practice practice :)

A is for… almost no time to do anything

Letter A

It’s been so busy! I feel like I haven’t had time to do anything, just classes and meetings all day. So I just started doodling the alphabet. I had no idea where I was going with this so it’s really random and kinda just for fun :D

Also, I’d just like to say a big thank you to all the people following and liking my blog. It’s been really pleasantly surprising because when I started posting these pictures I really wasn’t expecting anyone to actually see them, so I just want to say that I really appreciate it! :)))

Ballpoint pen sketches…

Ballpoint Sketch

I’ve always loved drawing, ever since I could remember and even beyond that, I’ve seen pictures of me clutching a fat crayon and scribbling away with joy and abandon. As I grew up though, art took a back-burner to an innumerable amount of things in my life, and now I want to really get into drawing again.

Since I’m an avid doodler in class, I decided to give ballpoint sketching a go, which turned out to be a lot harder than I expected. I found it difficult to be unable to erase anything, that once a mark was made on the paper, you had to somehow incorporate it into the picture. Also control over how much pressure to use was a learning curve. But I love how fast it is, how unfinished it looks, rough around the edges yet it is a finished product all on its own.

This was actually supposed to be a self portrait…it quickly became evident that it wasn’t going to end up looking anything like me :)