Sharing some more sketches (and a fanvid!)


It’s been a while since I’ve talked about drawing here on the blog; in fact, it’s been a while since I’ve done much drawing. I gave myself some goals in December and reached them, but I also realized that it was a little depressing to work on drawing in the winter without much natural light. But I do have some sketches that I wanted to share with you before I forgot about them entirely.

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A September exercise out of the ‘Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain’ workbook; my own knees and feet in perspective. 😉

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I think this was my first try at the ‘books on a table’ still life perspective exercise. I probably have another whack at it around somewhere, because I wasn’t that impressed, but I couldn’t find it when I was taking stuff in to get it scanned.

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Circles in flattened perspective; a still life of dishes, on my living room table.

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This was an exercise suggested in ‘Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain’, copying somebody else’s drawing of a preacher, especially the perspectives and human proportions. Not so great, but I’m also managing not to make a complete mess of it. I managed to cut off most of the signature line from this scan, but it was October 20 2013

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One more try at the ‘door in perspective’ exercise, of my bedroom closet.

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These are a few ‘blanks’, which Betty suggests practicing drawing. They look a bit like alien heads, but the point is to become familiar with drawing the eyes in the middle of the head, as opposed to up near the top where people mostly put them before they train. (The thing is that the eyes are near the top of the ‘face’, but there’s a lot of head above the face that gets minimized if you’re not careful to leave space for it, resulting in very weird heads.)

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My next attempt at copying a drawing of a full face and body in perspective, after reading the stuff about faces.

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Another drawing copy.

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This is an exercise do to with the proportions of profile; the chin to the eye is equal to the eyeline up to the top of the head, and the eye back to the ear. I copied the shape of the head around the given proportion markers, and then had my Mom sit for me just long enough to verify that the proportions were right. She looked at the drawing and said that she was surprised I made her nose so big, so I had to explain again that I hadn’t sketched out her profile just then, I was only checking it against her. 🙂

And, because I’m pretty sure I haven’t shared it here before, my latest Doctor Who fanvid!

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