I’ve been really enjoying this time off for the holidays. Things got hectic just before and it’s been awhile since I had time to sit down and get some sketching done. One of my resolutions will be to do more drawing/illustrating. I’ve come to realize how much I need and desire to illustrate. The days where I don’t get to sit down and draw I got to bed feeling as though I forgot to do something.
Here is one of my recent sketches as well as the colour version.
A quick character sketch for tonight
Practicing what I learned for that Craftsy class…Here’s a page from my sketchbook.
So last night, I watched Lynne Chapman’s Craftsy course (for free! no less) on how to draw picture book characters. I must say I feel as though something really clicked in the way she explained her process, especially the animal characters. If you have a chance I do highly recommend this course. Anyways, I was sketching tonight, trying out some of her techniques and I thought I’d share a little character I came up with.
I also thought it was time to thank you all for following me. I hope you enjoy following my progress. 🙂
So when I was growing up I convinced my parents to get me an Irish Setter…which I named Rusty (how original…I know!) She was not the healthiest of dogs. It was always one things after another. But she was a good dog…because as my husband says…all dogs are good dogs!
So I stumbled across Fred Blunt’s work and fell in love. A few characters inspired by his work.
Some more doodle sketches to get the juices flowing…
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I feel like my creative brain has been squeezed dry…at least that’s how I felt last week. There’s still more work to be done, but I need to give myself a wee break…get away from the computer screen and reconnect with pencil and paper.
Here are a few sketches…
With any luck things will slow down a little and I will be able to get some more sketching done…maybe even fully illustrate a few.
Finally able to get some sketching done before heading off to bed. With all this grey weather we’ve been having I been dreaming about sunny days and music in the park.