Sunday, August 23, 2009

Back to the Drawing Board

...or sketch pad as the case may be with me. I've lamented a few times on this blog about having let my art go to the way-side ever since my first pregnancy. It's been nagging at me all this time and I really do miss it. So yesterday with my husband and two year old out of the house for a camping trip I took advantage of the quiet and quasi-freedom to sketch a bit. Ugh...painful. The best I produced, which is really not that great, is this 3 minute sketch of an owl (I used a photo I found on-line to sketch from). Terrible.

The proportions are all off, the eyes are all wonky, it's a terrible shame. I plan to try and sketch something every day and try to get my raw skills back up. Hopefully I'll be able to pick up a paintbrush again sometime soon. But working in time to sketch is far easier than working in time to paint. I can sketch with little issue while my son is around, but the instant those paints and brushes come out I'll be hearing a constant loud mantra of "P help, P help, P help!" from my son.


Brett McCoy said...

It's great you are trying to revive those artistic skills again... It's hard to find to time to do it, I know from my own experience... I keep saying to myself "I will draw every day, I will draw every day"... it's another thing to actually do it.

The owl looks good, you linework it reminds me of Japanese. It doesn't matter if it's not perfect, the point is you are drawing!

Christy said...

I think it loos great Jenn - you're an extremely talented artist and just need some time to devote to your craft! Without the little one screaming P help! :-)