Two of Five

11/11/2011 08:38:00 PM Posted In , Edit This 15 Comments »
Yesterday we had our first snow fall of the season.  Our entire lawn was covered with snow .... all the steps to the house were snowy, and there were ice droplets on all the branches.  It was really quite beautiful.  Mercifully, the sidewalk and driveway didn't hold the snow so there was no shoveling to do.  Oh how I wish it would be like that during the winter.   This is supposed to be a snowy winter.  I don't know if it will be more than last year or not (last winter we had 20 inches above the normal snow fall!).  Even though we had a lot last year, the good thing about it was that it was never really a ton of it all at once, so we were able to keep up with the plowing and shoveling.  I'm trusting that the same will be true this year!

I had a busy day today, but after dinner I sat down with my little sketchbook and did another portrait.  I found this face in a catalog.  Once again, I decided to stick with ink.  I doubt I'll do all of them in ink, but for these first 2 it seemed right.  For one thing, ink is a lot tidier than graphite, so it's easier to use while sitting in the living room with the TV on.  I'm not thrilled with her.  Her right eye creeps me out, among other things, but hey, it's progress, not perfection, right?

15 comments:

rajns (carolyn) said...

She looks wonderful -the hair - the curls in the ends reminds me of a dear friend!

Vicki Holdwick said...

Hey Nancy,

So glad to see you are posting again. There is something about that eye on the right, but I love the cheekbone on that side and the hair.

All in all, a good sketch,

xoxo

bettyfromtexas said...

Good for you for persevering!! Sketching at the end of a long busy day. Well done!

Rita said...

Hey, you are doing great with these...creepy eye or not...much better than I could do. And with ink! No pencil! Brave soul. ;)

marancat said...

How beautifully you have drawn her hair!

whatidoisme said...

Great to see you are posting again - and I take my hat off to you for doing portraits. Keep 'em coming!
Sue

Mary Walker said...

Hey whatever it takes to get you in the pool some people dive others wade as long as it's fun for you.

Clare said...

Progress all the way! Lot's of people have wonky eyes. Hey I have trouble with lips and noses.... I keep practising one day I will get them ok.

Clare said...

I think I lost my last comment so here it is again, sort of.
Lots of people have wonky eyes. You're right, it Is about the progress. I have trouble with noses and mouths but keep practising so one day they will be ok but never perfect, no such thing. ;)

EVA said...

Great to see you posting again! You've reminded me of my face sketching project that I have neglected. Really enjoying the ones you've been doing lately!

Jim B said...

yep, creepy eye. but. everything else is right on! wish i could draw and mess up on only one thing. nice.

Alex said...

Lovely sketch! You did so well with her hair =)

raena said...

Wonderful sketch!! When I sketch with ink, I just accept that there will be something a little off somewhere. Love the hair!

Clem said...

Hi Nancy ! Very beautiful light on the hair coming from above, great effect, well done :)

Vee said...

Though I agree that something is wrong with her right eye, I think that you did a beautiful job on the hair. It's a good ink sketch, and I glad to see that slight problems won't get you down from trying again.