New Hobby

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.

Library Drawing Books

Library Drawing Books

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?

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One response to “New Hobby

  1. I right there in the last minute with you. I’ve got half of the book left … I have to get cracking!! Look forward to seeing your sketches sometime soon!