What did I learn today in class? Drawing is just like life!
I used to think that great artists, good artists got it right on the first pass. It’s taken me 7 decades to understand that all artists continually make corrections. Draw, adjust, erase, draw, redraw, erase . . .
Luckily, it only took me 5 decades to figure out that life was about continually making corrections. That reminds me . . . I need a new eraser.
Here’s my sketches for today – One is loose and the other uptight
Graphite pencil, I shaved his head so he’d be more “hip”.
Vine charcoal, Dilly Dolly
Always on the lookout for things to divert me from mundane living I stumbled on Summer of Color – A weekly challenge that gives you a color palette to use. Any medium goes: sewing, jewelry, quilting, art journaling, digital art . . . even NAIL ART!
Since my nails are broken and split I resorted to my recent scribble-a-face “kick”. (the first color palette of the Summer is . . . . 1 Blue + 1 Blue + 1 Green)
judy’s sketchbook, colored pencil
Once upon a time, in a land by the sea, physically far, far away and imaginatively very close, there lived a brrrrriliant psychotherapist who specialized in human psychology and foibles. He took care of two humans who he unexpectedly found wandering in life. Freddie Parker was a keen observer of human nature and able to pick up on changes in the human psyche long before the human psyche knew it was changing . . .
judy, Judith & Freddie Parker Westerfield, CDT
The Year of the Fairy Tale has been on “vacation” for a couple of months now. It is hard for me to keep creating without an outside “container” or “reason”. The other day I decided to break that pattern and just DO IT on my own. (knowing that The Year of the Fairy Tale was about to start again!)
I have always been fascinated by figure drawing, probably because I’m fascinated by people. This pencil sketch was done fairly quickly as I was trying to capture the essence of the figure – rather than realism. (Also, it’s easier to sketch essence!) Here’s what evolved from my DO IT.
Inspired by The Seven Valleys – a mystical book written by Baha’u’llah. This Baha’i book doesn’t specifically focus on longing, pain or remorse – it’s just what evolved in my psyche.
Longing, Pain & Remorse – Pencil Sketch
This weeks’ haiku prompt is HOME. My Haiku (which I’ already posted the last time the prompt was “home”) is inspired by Gene Autry singing Home, Home on the Range.
Panic on the Prairie Haiku
Home, home on the range
it’s much more comfortable
when the gas is off
by judy’s brain