It’s clearly been a good week for sketching as I have two pages from my sketchbook to show today! First up we have some very rough sketches (I’m still not great at drawing people)
Then a still life done in my studio on craft night (Thursday).
That second sketch was a bit of an exercise. Usually when I draw I start at the back of whatever view I’m looking at, because I’m worried that if I start with things at the front I’ll end up chopping off a head or miss out some important item further back. However, while reading The Art of Urban Sketching I took note of an artist who said “My approach has always been to start from the bottom, drawing my own sketchbook, and work my way up and out, and then hope for the best” – that wasn’t quite what I did, but I did start this sketch from front to back and although it felt a bit odd it does seem to have yielded a good result.
Jenna’s shared another self-portrait with us this week, hop over to her blog and take a peek.