Welcoming 2013 With New Confidence

drawing of Martin Freeman, actor
sketchbook page – brush markers

The other day I whining about how little progress I thought I had made over the last couple of years.  I’d been sick with a cold and generally whinging about everything I could think of.   Last night, since I felt better I got out my sketchbook to do more practice drew this drawing of actor Martin Freeman.  I remembered that I had done a drawing of Freeman in 2008  posted it here on the blog.  Wow, what a difference.  When I look back at that post, I realize that I have made progress with my drawing.

I tend to forget that with every drawing we make, there is progress.  So I plan to fill more sketchbook pages and not worry about progressing with drawing.  I’ve had enough experience to know that if I just keep going there will be bad drawings, but there will also be some good ones and eventually the good ones will get even bettter.

So Happy New Year everyone and happy drawing.

Every Day in May: Day 10 – Orchid Show Drawings

4"x5" pen and watercolor pencil
4"x5" pen and watercolor pencil

(click the image to see a larger, sharper view)

I skipped day nine,  but I’m back on with Day 10.  I went to my first orchid show on Sunday.  I had never been to a flower show and I wanted some new things to draw so I went.

EDIM - 10a

I took a few pictures to use for drawing and made these drawings in my moleskine when I got home.   I found them awfully intimidating.  I stuck with it though.

pen and watercolor pencil
pen and watercolor pencil

Every Day in May: Day 8 – Pug ATC

2.5" x 3.5" colored pencil
2.5" x 3.5" colored pencil

After doing a number of sketches last week I finished my friend Robin’s card.   She supplied me with a few pictures of her pug and put this together.  Here are a few sketches I mentioned in another post:

2.5" x 3.5" graphite pencil
2.5" x 3.5" graphite pencil

My main focus was on the eyes and capturing the guilty expression the dog had.   I showed her a scan of it and she thought it was cute.