I picked up the sketchbook and drawing textbook again this weekend, so here’s what I managed to draw:
First off, an attempt to draw Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who, based on a still frame from near the beginning of “Robot of Sherwood.” I tried to do this a week earlier with a full-face portrait of Jenna-Louise Coleman as Clara, and gave up in the middle because I couldn’t get her to look anything like right. It’s possible my standards were too high for Jenna. This doesn’t really look like Capaldi, but at least I got myself to finish and it’s recognizably a man:
Next, two exercises out of the ‘Drawing out of the Right Side of the Brain’ workbook. The first one, I had to change a little, because the assignment was to draw an American Flag with the stripes rumpled up. Here in Canada, I didn’t have one just lying around, but I found a striped towel and draped it over an air conditioner nozzle:
And finally, a still life of eggs under an overhead light, to provide interesting shadows. (One of the eggs is sitting on a small Mason jar.)
Whatcha think? I need lots more practice, but I think I’m managing some cool progress.