Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sketching

My friend Cathy Feeman (see her blog here) has taken up the challenge of doing open-air sketching once a week. So, I thought it would be fun to join her. Two weeks ago we did our sketching at a local restaurant because it was raining outside. This was my first sketch of a patron at the counter.


This week, I was able to get two done. This pine-cone thingy (don't have a clue what it is) was done during a creative play date at my friend Luce's (see her blog here). Luce had a box filled with all kinds of natural stuff like dried branches, leaves, twigs, and these weird thingies. I did this in kind of an elongated perspective because of the way it was facing me.


And the final sketch was done last night, just before my son's baseball game. (I don't sketch during HIS games. :-) This little boy was out there practicing his pitching and he looked a bit lonely on the mound. So I decided not to draw anyone else on the field, to keep that lonely feeling. Pitching is such a tough job with lots of responsibility, and it's even tougher when you're just nine years old!

I did this one very quickly in ink.