Sunday, March 29, 2009

Four hours and a Geisha later....

Beauty, originally uploaded by gwsmomma.

Just a little something I worked on tonight. I wanted to scan it in before I added any color - just in case something goes wrong. I am going to attempt to use colored pencils - I guess we will see what happens.

Wish me luck!

**UPDATED 3/30/09

Maybe it is my lack of experience or maybe it is the cheap paper in the cheap generic sketchbook in which I drew my Geisha, but I am not liking the color that I have added.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Charlie girl...

So, I drew this girl lastnight and took her and my watercolor pencils to work with me today - and this is how she came home. I like her. I could use some practice with the watercolor pencils and with finding the proper amount of shading, but I think it looks good.

I have been trying to come up with my own characters and style. For a few months now, I have been pouring over "How to draw" books. There have been "How to Cartoon", "Manga Drawing", "Caricature Drawing" and "How to Draw Hip Hop". I have studied them front to back and back to front and combined information from all of them to come up with her. I found a unique way to draw the eyes that I am going to practice - so that I can get it just right. The lips really happened by accident. Being new to drawing/sketching I am still pretty heavy handed when it comes to sketching out the beginning of a figure. The little heart at the side of her mouth was a mark I made when I was trying to pick the pencil up off the paper. I really really like it though and I think that it may be a signature or something that is consistent with all of the girls I may draw.

I want to be sure though that I give props to some of the people who have inspired me and who's work I look to as an example. Please visit their blogs - they are amazing artists.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Just a little something that I sketched while sitting at my desk.
Need to work on the eyes, but the rest of the face is good.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's been a while...

Sometimes life gets in the way of the things that we like to do. I started with my self portrait and then really had the drawing bug. I have been trying to figure out what 'style' I wanted to learn. Do I want to draw things that look realistic - somewhere I have a drawing of a sandwich that makes me hungry. Do I want to draw cartoons? Do I want to emulate the person that first inspired me Suzanne Cabrera or do I want to draw caricatures? I still haven't decided, but I have atleast been drawing. Here are some of the things that I tote around in my sketchbook...

I drew this when I took my son to see Despereaux in the was pretty dark, but I think it is okay...I could be wrong.
Strangely enough - I really like drawing that strange?
Caricature practice - I now find myself looking at everything and everyone trying to figure out the shape their head, eyes, mouth and nose would take in a caricature.

Of all the things that I have drawn so far...I HATE EYES!!!

Compared to some of the extreme talent that I have seen on the blogs I follow (some listed on this blog) - this is amateur, but I really like it.

I think that this one is crap...enough said