This is pastel chalk on watercolor paper, 9×12, though some will be lost in matting.
Nov.17 November 17, 2007
This is a quick sketch of a persimmon I was using for a still life. It got so ripe while I was painting it I thought for sure it would be good. But no—one bite was all I could stand—turned my mouth inside out. I like everybody’s ink drawings so much I want to do more.
I’m really too old to be doing a drawing like this one November 13, 2007
I don’t know what kind of critter this was–possibly a rabbit–with one long tooth left. Maybe the teeth grew so long the poor thing couldn’t eat anymore? I tried Bristol Board but didn’t like the surface for charcoal.
Nov. 11 November 11, 2007
I got these mannequins a long time ago for still life painting. They’re supposed to be anatomically accurate, but I don’t know….I was going to put skin on them and make them look like real people but decided that was more work than I wanted to do. That’s a pearl earring but it looks more like a little light bulb!
Nov. 9 November 9, 2007
Playing dolls again. This one is so small and pale it probably doesn’t show up very well. I can already tell that drawing every day is helping my right brain perk better.
Hand November 8, 2007
This is a mannequin hand I got some time ago to use in a still life, which I still haven’t painted, holding a marble. I’ve drawn my own hand so many times but I still have to struggle to get it right.
I ain’t got no body November 4, 2007
I went to an all day drawing marathon at the local university and they had a lot of things to draw. They had nude models, but to be honest, I see them once a week in my figure drawing class, so no biggie. So I drew this animal skull. There were actually about 4–6 skulls just lying around. It kinda looked like a serial killer’s backyard. Ha! Just kidding. ;-)
I guess I’ve never outgrown playing with dolls. Here’s one of the rubber babies and a strange stretched-out short-eared rabbit—giving each other the once-over. I find children and babies really difficult to draw—the proportions of the small face with the large head are so different from those of an adult. I’ve decided I’m not necessarily getting better at drawing but I am getting really good at erasing!