Wednesday, January 27, 2010

From the Sketch book: Randoms of C

Here are a few sketches of Clara at the high chair and sitting. She is using her body more and more to gesture and get around. When you are sketching a fast moving object such as Clara, you have to lay down marks and pull out the pose from memory. You do enough of these studies, and they get easier but you end up having a lot of bad sketches but I a few good ones will come along as well.

Monday, January 18, 2010

From the Sketchbook

This sketch was completed on morning walk when the weather was nicer while Clara was napping in the stroller. When I'm out in public drawing, someone inevitably comes up to me to strike up a conversation " Are you an artist?" , "Are you a student at MICA?".

With this particular sketch one man came up to me to give me a bit of history about what I was drawing. Apparently this is an old water tower in restoration. There were other details the man offered but of course I can't remember the specifics. Next time I'll write them down. :) I often find going out sketching for something to draw will often attract the curious as well as the local historians.