This is a collection of doodles I drew a month or so ago. These were all people I found flipping through my biology book. We all know Einstien (I sure hope so, anyway). Paul Cox is an ethnobotanist. I don’t know who the third guy was. Those two were just people I came across in the book. These were just for practice on drawing faces.
I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. You can see just how bad I am about finishing my art from my latest posts:
First, there’s my eagle. It may appear finished or “purposely unfinished” but looks can be deceiving. The head is the most intricate part I have to detail. (And that’s the case with most human/animal subjects). That’s a good thing. Now can go back and continue to smooth out and fill in. I didn’t get past what I currently have, because I only had printouts of two sections of the birds head. When I didn’t have time to print, my interest ran low and I moved to the dog.
As for the dog, you can still say it looks “artistically unfinished”. But again, the rest of the photo is background. I want background. the art just doesn’t look quite as realistic if you don’t incorporate the out-of -focus parts of the image. It adds depth of field making it look more photorealistic.
A Dog Named Peaches
The dog named Peaches is coming along a little more. there’s quite a bit of detailing to do on the white neck fur and the fur on the side of the mouth. The rest is a lot of subtly detailed black fur. I’ll post extra progress tomorrow.
The more recent cat drawing has a deadline, Sunday. That’s a little more incentive to finish. I’ve still got two in-focus legs and an out-of-focus body. I can’t wait to see Charlotte’s reaction. I’ll upload any additions tomorrow.
I drew a little something tonight. I don’t know if I was trying to incorporate meaning into it or not. I just saw one of those “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear” labels and drew a symbolic sketch based off of it. Stay tuned to see it tomorrow. I just didn’t have time to scan the picture tonight. That’s all for today folks!
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Recently I did another five-person family drawing, the family of my parents friends. It was done with black charcoal. It was slightly earsier than most have been because there was much contrast. (The picture is at a lake in the son). I will have it up this weekend. My scanner is slightly too small for the paper. The craving had been finished March 23rd.
So I’ve meant to draw in white charcoal. Finally got around to it. This is a drawing of a dove. i wanted to see how easy white charcoal is. Actually I would think it would be easier because on black paper, you can just use black charcoal to “erase”. if you draw something in white, it’s much easier to cover with black. On white paper, erasing just doesn’t always do what you want.
I recently finished a drawing of one of my teacher’s grandchildren. However, I totally forgot to upload it. I’ll get a copy put up asap. It is charcoal, on trimmed 8.5×11 paper.
This is the newest and best drawing of a tiger. Done in pencil on 8″ x 10″ medium paper. Incomplete.
Link to wallpaper sized image: https://artmkc.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/copy-of-tiger_02.jpg