Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Persevere or Why I Love Sketchbooks


Now I have finally got my head around the fact that  'there is no wrong way' to do it,  I love keeping a sketchbook.

 I use mine as a place to record fleeting ideas, to work out how I'm going to make something, to play with colour, to doodle and most importantly at the moment to practice my drawing.


The great thing about using a sketchbook for practice drawings is that you can flick back through your previous attempts and eventually start to see progress and improvement! Yay!

I have a fascination with being able to draw faces so I practice and practice and it finally feels like I'm getting near to that click moment where I understand how different shapes will look together and how shading a certain spot will add depth - ideas that before got lost somewhere from my eye to the pencil.

So above is before and below about 6 months after.


They are stylised interpretations and I'm still practicing the adding colour part and sometimes they don't have hair as that frequently confuses me.


But I'm having a lot of fun.


I'm off to practice some more :)


1 comment:

  1. I never thought of a sketch book. I do all my drawing on the computer but I can definitely see where sketching would come in very handy for me! It's a great way for me to keep ideas flowing.

    Your faces are cute and I love your buzz girl!

    Thanks for the tip!