Young Marlon Brando

1/05/2013 04:04:00 PM Edit This 5 Comments »
Well, this time I actually know who this is!  I would present the photo I used to draw this, but I just got a new printer (thank you, sweetie), and I haven't yet used it.  Sweetie did the scan for me after he got the new printer all set up.  It's a wireless printer/scanner, which means we can now print things from our iPads (not that I probably will, but he already has!).  I'll have to spend some time getting used to the new one and practicing a bit.  These things don't come easily to me, as a rule.

Enough of that and on to the drawing.  As you can see, I totally messed up his nose.  I find noses especially hard to draw, especially the nostril area.  That's where pencil is a wonderful tool for me as opposed to ink - I can fiddle and fiddle until I get it right.  Maybe after hundreds of ink faces, I'll get the hang of noses.  Maybe I should just do pages and pages of inky noses ... what do you think?

Thanks for dropping by!

Another Face

1/01/2013 08:10:00 PM Edit This 10 Comments »
Well, I've drawn yet another face in ink.  And, once again, I have no idea who it is.  (That said, several of you thought my last face was the new James Bond actor, and you know what?  I checked and you're right!   Tells you how out of it I am!!!).  After undecorating part of the house today, I decided to call it quits and do another sketch from a magazine.  I don't know how long I spent on this one.  I spent a good deal of time trying to set myself up in the living room because my sweetie (who is under the weather) was there and I wanted to hang out with him.  I've decided that what I need to get myself is a music stand!  Yes, a music stand.  That way, when I'm not in my studio where I can set things up so that they're convenient for me, I can just move the music stand wherever I am, put a try on it if I want to do a still life, or keep it tilted to hole a magazine, photo, or anything else flat, and I'm ready to go!  I might even get one tomorrow as I think I'll be in a town that has a music store in it. 

So, without further adieu, here's my offering of the day.  Happy January 1 to all!!!