Door knobs

I was reminded today, by a post on a forum, of the door knobs I made for the dresser in the dining room. They must be two years or so old now and are holding up really well, so now I've found all the clay tools for the doll I made today I think I'll make the set we need for the wardrobe in the main bedroom.



A week of portraits

A round up of the portrait attempts from this week. Mainly pastel on sugar paper.



More holiday sketching

A mixture of portrait styles, drawn on holiday




Sunday evening sketching

Portrait practice, using a photo from Google as a reference.
Pastel pencils and Neocolors



Sunday drawing


I’m on holiday, so a great opportunity to do some portrait practice. Am very pleased with the baby drawing.

I used very different papers for these and the paper for the old lady was way too smooth. It was very hard to work with. So, I’ve learned something!


Another quick sketch

Another quick portrait. You know, I think it's time that I started taking more time over these. Check measurements, aim for a likeness, that kind of thing.

They're fun, though




One from the other day




Weekend art

Well, I'm STILL not well (yes, I know, it's getting boring now, isn't it?) so I've just been doing casual sketching / art with not a lot of effort or intent.

Yesterday, I sketched these two characters using Conte Pierre Noire

I really Iove the creaminess and richness of the Pierre Noire pencil and find it much easier to control than charcoal.

Then I sketched this person roughly on a large sheet of paper

She's very flawed and I'm not going to finish her, but I quite like her all the same.

Next, another abandoned attempt:

As you can see, she ended up looking quite snooty and ugly. I may go back to this one at some point but I don't find pastels very compatible with my over sensitive sinuses.

Finally, a quick and lazy coloured pencil sketch:


And finally, there's Bob. Bob works in a car showroom and eats too many crisps. He's not a very nice person, really. I love it when the characters tell me something about themselves.

So a relatively productive weekend and I'm pleased I made myself do stuff despite not really feeling in the mood for it.



Yearbook photo in ink

I wanted to try to be a bit more precise, or perhaps economical, with my lines so I thought I'd try a sketch straight to pen, with no pencil measuring. It was quite a challenge and I got the shape of the face quite wrong, so I reworked it a little. Getting a likeness is hard…



And yet another one

I'm loving this quick, easy style.