Graphite Sketch: An Impossible Angle

sketch of man relaxing

© 2011 Mellanie Collins

graphite on paper, 5 x 8 inches

On the first sunny and warm day this spring,  Michael and I went to the park.  Michael basked, and I sketched.   At first I was frustrated.  I had chosen an impossible angle and as it was such a glorious, lazy, summery afternoon I just couldn’t bear to get technical and try to do a “proper drawing.”

I had to mentally thumb my nose at my inner critic as she badgered me to consider the proportions or to “slow down and try do some proper hatching for god’s sake!”  I just kept marking, smudging and scribbling on pages.  I had such a great time.

Looks like I’m finally learning to just give myself a break and enjoy myself.

It’s about time.

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6 responses to “Graphite Sketch: An Impossible Angle

  1. Ann

    I’d say you did wonderfully well – this is a fantastic sketch! You really captured the personality of the day.

  2. reindeerdreams

    A wonderful sketch. I’m glad you thumbed your nose at your inner critic as you captured the feeling of the day.

    • Mellanie

      Thanks! It’s a struggle for me to ignore my inner critic. Sometimes I’m successful. Thanks for visiting!

  3. The inner critic, we would all be much better off without it, I think. BTW great drawing

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