Take-a-look-sketchbook – Year of the Fairy Tale

Here’s a look inside my sketchbook. We’re suppose to sketch, sketch, sketch.

Remember the post about my very first art class My freshman in college art class?   – where the teacher gave me, just me, a special assignment because I didn’t know how to draw?

That was my first lesson in the value of quantity over quality when it comes to learning . . . ANYTHING.

Carla Sonheim wants us to draw, draw, draw.  I’m still working on my 100 flowers . . .

DISCLAIMER:  None of these concepts/images orginated with me.  

I copied them from various books, pictures and sources to practice drawing.


Character studies


There’s a cow in The Frog Princess


Elephant & Ant study (for the ant not the elephant)


Boid study


Character studies, experimenting with watercolor

You can’t see all the erasure marks in my sketches because I cleverly photographed in poor lighting!


Hands down hands are the hardest to draw whether realistically or cartoonisticlly

11 comments on “Take-a-look-sketchbook – Year of the Fairy Tale

  1. love peeking in your sketch book. and to find out the low lighting trick!!
    ah hands, yes so hard to draw. I did a study of a drawing by Degas when I was in college, and he did the most marvelous hands in it. Plus they were at an odd angle. I learned so much from that study! (my figure drawing professor would be so proud that I still think that assignment taught me so much!) : )


  2. My makeup teacher in college insisted that we draw a face each week. He didn’t care how bad it was or if we used the proportion lines etc. The object was to get us to draw. I actually got pretty good by the end of the semester.


  3. Most of the 5+ daffodils I planted last fall are starting to bloom, I’ll send you a picture for inspiration for your 100 flower exercise. Love the PIcasso-esque (Guernica) cow/bull!


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