Third so far in my little "students" series: Jon. When I snapped the picture, he made this funny "uh?" face and we decided to take another shot. But the first one is the one I preferred. B pencil on sketch paper.
I have made Christmas cards for the past three or four years around the car theme. But this year, I would like to include our daughter Nora instead of an old Saab! I have been toying with the idea of a hand drawing, so I started a quick draft last night with a pen. I would like the final product to be done in pencil, but I needed to "get a feel" for that hand first. So far, meh. But hopefully the pencil will yield better results.
Somewhere under this mess, we still have a dining room. I drew the "fence" (the ugly metal contraption that serves as a protection from the wood-burning stove) last, as if to deny its existence until the last minute -- hoping I wouldn't have to draw it. But I had to. If I was going to draw the mess on the dining room table, I had to also be straight forward about the wood-burning stove "fence". Ugh. Meanwhile, the wood-burning stove itself didn't make it in the drawing. Pigma Micron 08 in sketchbook.
I am trying to make time in the day to sit down and draw what's in front of me again. I'm slowly getting back into believing that I can -- and that process takes longer than fitting in a good pair of snug jeans after delivering a baby.
When I was pregnant, one of my apprehensions was to never be able to wear my favorite jeans again, but as my mom had predicted, I was back in them within a couple of weeks of giving birth. The crunches of yesteryear had paid off.
Following the teachings of Michael Nobbs, I try to get things accomplished in 20-minute increments. Sometimes it means only starting a drawing and sometimes completing one within that time frame. So it makes me draw faster -- which is a feat, because I am slow. This is my sister Anne. 0.7mm B mecanical pencil (a new Pentel that I am starting to love) on sketch paper.