Portrait Swap With Enerene74

I was looking through some Flickr contact pages the other day and I came across this drawing of me. Enerene74 used to do a lot of sketches of fellow artists on Flickr. I enjoyed them a lot. Unfortunately he has been busy and not sketching much. I was delighted to see that he made timeContinue reading “Portrait Swap With Enerene74”

EDM 23 – Draw Your Feet

After weeks of drawing tiny faces on tiny cards it felt good to get loose and do some simple sketching. I was shocked at how well these feet sketches turned out. If I had carefully tried to draw these they wouldn’t have come close to looking this good. I have been neglecting my sketching lately.Continue reading “EDM 23 – Draw Your Feet”

On Loosening Up

According to the Flickr “interestingness” scale, this is the fifth most interesting picture in my photostream. I realized I haven’t posted it here. I did this way back in December 2007. I really like this quick pencil sketch. I remember how much I enjoyed doing it. Looking back at this made me realize that IContinue reading “On Loosening Up”

Throwing In the Sponge – EDM 126

This must be the most unromantic and uninteresting subject under the sun. Well, one of them anyway. I think that is why I chose this Everyday Matters Challenge 126 – Draw a Sponge. I just needed to draw something that I didn’t care about. For a whole week I have been going around looking atContinue reading “Throwing In the Sponge – EDM 126”

Pencil Portrait: Daniel Craig

After all of the drawing from life I’ve been doing, I thought it would be interesting to draw a portrait from a photo. I had been reading a post on Ujwala’s blog Draw the Line and she asked folks to comment on whether they preferred to draw portraits from photos or from life. There areContinue reading “Pencil Portrait: Daniel Craig”

Falling for my Watchband

“I have learned that what I have not drawn I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle.” ~Fredrick Franck This quote sums up the thing I love most about drawing. I enjoy the sensation of truly seeing beyond a mental labelContinue reading “Falling for my Watchband”

Another Everyday Matters Challenge

I’m still jumping around my Everyday Matters list. My eye landed on number 53, draw a mouth. For this challenge, I decided to draw my own mouth. Everyday Matters is a wonderful creative community on Yahoo. I really enjoy my time there. If you are interested check us out: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/everydaymatters/ If you’re just curious aboutContinue reading “Another Everyday Matters Challenge”

EDM Challenge 13 – Draw your phone

The thing that sucks about having a good run of drawing is that eventually it will come to an end. The first drawing that just won’t come together after a string of almost effortless pieces is so disheartening. I spent hours trying to draw this phone. This was the best I could do. I cannotContinue reading “EDM Challenge 13 – Draw your phone”

Self-Portraits – A Kind of Introduction

Starring in mid-October I decided that I would try for a self-portrait everyday. It’s worked out to every other day and then every other week, but that is surprisingly faithful to my original intent. I usually don’t show that much discipline. It has been pretty interesting to do . Some days my hand and eyesContinue reading “Self-Portraits – A Kind of Introduction”