5/02/2016

Live Models

I have learned to draw portraits from photos where I am able to take measurements and draw with a grid to guide me.  But lately I have been stepping out of my comfort zone and doing some quick sketches of people around me.  

This past weekend, we drove to Shreveport to spend a day with Wayne's dad.  We took him to his favorite hangout (a rec center) where he plays dominoes with a group of friends almost every weekday.  I sat off to the side and sketched a chair and some dominoes and then got up the nerve to try to draw my father-in-law.  Playing dominoes is the only time this spry 95 yr old man ever sits still long enough to sketch! This is the result....


 Here are some quick sketches I have done while listening to the sermon in church...




 

4/20/2016

Blue Heron

We saw this Blue Heron in North Carolina while on a walking trail with our daughter and grandchildren.  He took off when we tried to take his photo.  I still got several slightly fuzzy photos as he flew away. 





4/18/2016

Saturday





As I said in the comments section here, our visitor ended up in my sketchbook!





4/15/2016

Goose

Geese around my daughter's home are as plentiful as doves at our home in Texas.

 

4/13/2016

Goat

This is one of the goats my grandchildren enjoyed petting at the farm we visited in North Carolina....

4/11/2016

Dogwood

I have started filling my sketchbook with drawings from the photos I took while on vacation in North Carolina.  We were on the go so much I didn't stop to sketch then, but I took lots of photos to work from at home.  I love Dogwood trees.  My parents planted one in our yard when I was a child.  They are beautiful when they bloom. We saw hundreds of them in North Carolina so I wanted to add one to my sketchbook as a reminder of our trip.