For those who wish to draw more

Statue November 7, 2009

Filed under: .Cindy,Day 03,Uncategorized — Cynthia Closkey @ 9:50 am

Statue, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey.

I’m a few days behind on DrawMo! (and on everything else in my world). but isn’t that why we have weekends?


Spook would prefer not to be sketched November 2, 2009

Filed under: .Cindy,Day 02,iPhone Brushes — Cynthia Closkey @ 11:15 pm
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Spook would prefer not to be sketched
, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey.

Cat #2. I kept looking at him, to see how to draw him, and this made him uncomfortable so he moved to a new position looking away. The Catch-22 of drawing cats.


Back Bay Brewing cap November 1, 2009

Filed under: .Cindy,Day 01 — Cynthia Closkey @ 6:25 pm
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Back Bay Brewing cap, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey.

Another year of DrawMo! Hoorah, hooray!

This year, my theme will be to use the Brushes app on my iPhone for all drawings. I always have my phone with me, so I will never have an excuse for not drawing.

I have also been madly impressed by the Brushes illustrations that have appeared on the cover of the New Yorker. I don’t expect to be making anything of nearly that quality or beauty, but I think it will be a good experience.

This is a sketch of my favorite cap, which I acquired at the Back Bay Brewing Company in 1997. The bar is unfortunately now defunct; it was my neighborhood bar and favorite place for dinner. I miss it.


Drawing #17: Leaf November 26, 2007

Filed under: .Cindy,Day 17 — Cynthia Closkey @ 12:01 am

Leaf, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey.

Others have drawn such terrific and varied leaves here, I was inspired to try and draw one too. Plus I liked the pretty colors and how they blend.


Drawing #16: Coat on chair

Filed under: .Cindy,Day 16 — Cynthia Closkey @ 12:00 am
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Coat on chair, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey.


Drawing #15: Pecans November 21, 2007

Filed under: .Cindy,Day 15 — Cynthia Closkey @ 11:29 pm
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Pecans, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey.



Drawing 14: Studies of Spook November 19, 2007

Filed under: .Cindy,Day 14 — Cynthia Closkey @ 11:45 pm
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Studies of Spook, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey.

My other cat. Handsome, isn’t he?

As usual, wouldn’t sit still for a portrait. The small head was what I started with, then he settled into a profile position and I got to draw that view. Finally I started calling him over, so I could capture the look of his eyes.

Need a way to draw a lighter, almost sea green for the eyes.


Drawing #13: Carmen

Filed under: .Cindy,Day 13 — Cynthia Closkey @ 12:34 am

Carmen, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey.

Drawn from a photo of my brother’s dog. The photo had been scanned into a computer and made monochrome, then printed. Somewhere along the way it picked up a blue tint in some of the shadows.

Carmen wasn’t the world’s smartest dog, but she was a sweetie.

Boy, is it easier to draw looking at a photo! Nothing in the image moves and confuses me.


Drawing #12: Tigger

Filed under: .Cindy,Day 12 — Cynthia Closkey @ 12:31 am

Tigger, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey.



Drawing eleven: LFM hat November 16, 2007

Filed under: .Cindy,Day 11 — Cynthia Closkey @ 11:09 pm
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LFM hat

Originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey.