I spend the day attending wonderful workshops and presentations at the inaugural Sketchkon 2018 in Pasadena, California. The first four sketches are continuous contour line drawings. At this conference I decided to be brave and put my erasers away. All my sketches are in ink without a pencil pre-drawing.
#inaccurateportraits On the left, done with a calligraphy pen with no predrawing in pencil. These are very challenging to get a good likeness, but I do these exercises because they are very good training to improve my drawing skills. The one of Lauren sort of looks like her. The lower one of Stephanie barely looks Read more…
“I Is for Ivory Coast Running Frog”, initial sketches.
Taking a short break from my formal Endangered Alphabet series for a quick watercolor and ink sketch of a Masai giraffe, which is a Vulnerable species. Photo reference: my own at Sacramento Zoo yesterday. I may rework this as part of the series when I get to letter M.