Wednesday, January 28, 2015

More Faces

I haven't been keeping up with every day face sketching, but here are my latest.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Imitating Homer

Today's prompt for the AJW January challenge was to depict one of our favorite 19th century paintings.   I got to see Winslow Homer's paintings several years ago at the  Brooklyn Museum.  I really liked all of them, but my favorites were his Adirondack paintings.  This one is called "The Blue Boat".

Face A Day #4, 5 and 6

More faces - Grandsons Ethan, Brandon and Matt. It's hard to get a good likeness from a small photo. 

Continuing the January sketch challenge

The January sketch challenge continues, with Day 4 - an animal, Day 5 - a bridge, and Day 6 - seeds

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Another Face, Thumbnails and a Vignette

The face for today is my maternal great grandfather.  He looks rather stern, and I'm sure that my grandmother mentioned on more than one occasion that he was. 

The second page was done in my large flexi-sketch book.  I did some thumbnails of winter scenes from photographs.  I may make them a bit larger next time.  Then I did a postcard size vignette based loosely on one of the thumbnails.  It was something new and fun to do on a cold, snowy day.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 1 - and Two Challenges

I've now got two challenges going.  First is my "selfie" of when I was a baby, for the "Face a Day" that I started two days ago.  The second is for a challenge started by Palma Rea on the Artist Journal Workshop Facebook page.  Day 1 is to sketch something that should be thrown out but you don't have the heart to do it.  I was wondering what I could do for this, and then noticed that this darn balloon is still hovering in a corner of my kitchen since March.