Monday, January 16, 2006

sketching the day away

I am so inspired by not being at work today that I am cranking out the art, good and bad.

I'm not going to show you the bad, which was a painting I started earlier. It is truly awful. But maybe nine more layers will fix it so that it'll be blogworthy. We'll see.

In an attempt to perk myself up after the oil painting mishap I sketched some body parts. It didn't go as badly as I thought it would. I fully expected to be depressed by the realization that I drew much better in high school than I do now. I did draw better in high school, but apparently drawing is like riding a bicycle and I didn't turn out total crap. Noses are always very awkward, so the one I drew is, as well - hardly surprising. The thumb is huge because it was where I started. All in all, I think I can live with it.

1 comment:

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Sorry you needed pliers for your paints. I've had that problem with watercolors. I wasn't that great a draughtsman in HS... and pursued other studies in college and beyond... but I SEE better now, if you know what I mean. Did you know there's a Artist's Way Blog along? It's just into it's 2nd week.
The fingerless gloves/wristlets are lovely.