On September 28, 2008, I decided to sketch the profile of my grandfather watching TV. At that time, I discovered that I could actually draw. I guess it should have been obvious that I could draw since I sketch costumes all the time, but never ever in my life did I try to draw from a live subject. I have a long way to go before I decide to show any of my sketches.
In order to improve I decided to pick up a few books on drawing from the library.
I believe, without going to count them, that I have 10 books. I picked up at least five about drawing lifelike portraits, two on landscapes, a couple on life drawing, one about perspective and one about fashion sketching.
I am working on a sketch from a picture from Different Stroke’s Blog. Every Wednesday the author posts a photo and the readers have a week to complete a drawing/painting from the photo and the author puts those pictures up on the blog for all readers to evaluate. If I finish the sketch tomorrow, I may scan it and put it up here, but I’m a little too chicken to submit it to the Different Stroke’s blog just yet.
I’m sewing and designing right now instead of writing. Also, I am reading Madman by Tracey Groot for a Blog Book Club. I need to have it finished by the 31st as well as the costume I’m working on over at Cotton Costumes.
Nothing like the last minute, right?