Drawings

4/23/2012 09:21:00 AM Posted In Edit This 16 Comments »
The Detroit Tigers lost a game yesterday due to a bad call by an ump (no really, the replay showed the call was Wrong!!).  Anyhow, while the game was on TV, I sat with a sketch pad that I've only used for copying the drawings of masters, a box of pencils, and a book entitled "Sargent Portrait Drawings, 42 Works by John Singer Sargent" by Trevor J. Fairbroher.  It was published by Dover.  These were the first drawings I've done in a long time, and it felt good to be back.  I only intended to do 1, but once I got started, it was so enjoyable that I just kept on going.

Once again my scanner wouldn't work, so my sweetie scanned them on his to a thumb drive, then took them to work to send to me in an email because our speed here is so slow.  I'm going to get me a new scanner, just you wait and see!

So anyway, here they are ... originals first  and then my copies.  Thanks so much for looking!



























































I have to say that it never ceases to amaze me how all the faults jump right out at me as soon as I post the pictures.   Of course, I could see a lot of them after I finished them, but many more presented themselves to me when I saw them on the screen.  That said, they were intended to be rather quick sketches.  Most of them took me about 20 minutes or so to do.    Maybe I'll pick one and spend more time on it .... but probably not! lol  p.s., for some reason while the pics are side by side on the "working" screen, in the published post they're all mixed up.  You won't have any trouble knowing the originals, though, I'm quite sure!

16 comments:

Boud said...

Interesting concept, and I agree that posting art has a way of showing us what we needed to notice before. Happens a lot to me, too.

But you have a really good grasp of what Sargent was aiming for in his drawings. Thanks so much for showing us.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Marvelous sketches ~ well done ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

Vicki Holdwick said...

Nancy,

I'm definitely loving these. It is so good to have you back at it.

xoxo

marancat said...

Lovely to see you posting your drawings again. These portraits are great. I love that haughty looking woman!

kazumiwannabe said...

You were on a roll! I think you did great work, especially with the first man and first woman, you really caught their expression completely.
Good luck with the scanner affair!

pauline said...

These drawings are great! It really doesn't matter how we do it - as long as we're drawing. Wonderful portraits... xoxo

Shirley said...

You did it! A "Draw Me" exercise which turned out great! I'm sitting here right now deciding what I want to sketch this evening, so I may reach for mine too!

creativesqueblog said...

Wow, these look really great! It must be good practise doing exercises like these. I should try some myself since I love drawing faces :-)

Martine said...

You've done an excellent job ! I like your portraits and how you made them alive with values.
The first man is really good !!
Hope to see more !!

Sharon said...

You did a really good job on these. Thanks for sharing them. :)

Ann said...

These are fantastic! It's good to see your drawings again. You are inspiring me to try this for myself. Oh, and my brother-in-law is a huge Tigers fan too :-)

Cathy Holtom said...

Great sketches, I can see why you didn't want to stop!

Anonymous said...

The drawings are lovely. You have used your time well!
Joan Gillman Smith

Bei Price said...

wow your sketches are great! Thanks for sharing :)

Alena said...

Oh, I love that! :)

Alex said...

Great portrait! ^^