Sunday, January 11, 2009

SKETCHES FROM PARTY PHOTOS




This morning I decided to sit in front of my computer and do some sketches from the photos I took yesterday at the SCVWS party. I need to do this more often. I take so many photos that go languishing, never to be seen again. By sketching, I discover which images have the most potential for larger works, plus I get in all that practice with a wide variety of faces. I discovered one wonderful face that I want to work with in the future. If you think you recognize yourself in any of these drawings, you are mistaken! It's not you. Somebody else that kind of looks like you, wearing the same outfit and going to the same hairdresser. Names have been changed to protect the artist from irate friends.

I am using a Moleskin sketchbook which has pale yellow pages. If the yellow photographs too "loud", I just convert it to black and white. My old computer doesn't have the adjusting capabilities in the i-photo program that the new one does.

Yesterday was world-wide sketch crawl day. You can go to sketchcrawl.com to see some of the results and fun photos of the large groups all over the world. A great concept. There were very big groups in San Francisco in Golden Gate Park and other places. I hope to be able to participate next time I think it will be early April.

4 comments:

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Such simple clear lines making so many different personalities. Such inspirational sketches. Oh I must start practicing.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

It's so much fun to see your drawings. The drawings have such character! The lines are wonderfully fluid. I've got a meeting tonight and plan to take a drawing pad; I'm inspired.

meera said...

Lots of character in those sketches! Glad you posted them.

Nava said...

I recognize quite a few people there, including one who goes to my hairdresser... Great souvenir from the party!

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