Thursday, July 17, 2008

Goat Skull #2 the sketch


The thing is - this blog is about learning to SKETCH and I keep drawing -
This Goat skull is woo hoo ... a sketch ( in ink I might add) - while not loose and lovely - it is a sketch - and it took under 10 minutes maybe only 5 --

The other thing I am trying to learn here is to draw from life (or death if I am drawing skulls - I do have another and some great catfish bones too!)

Most of my artwork is done from photos - flat two dimensional images that translate directly into flat two dimensional art works -- But to take a real life 3 dimensional view and put it onto paper -keep it alive and 3D -- now that is much more difficult for me - ( along with learning when to stop)

4 comments:

Lynn said...

I think you did an excellent job on this.

kazumiwannabe said...

I still don't understand very well the exact meaning of "sketch" and "drawing" (going to ask the edm group right away!) but anyway I think this is great! (I'd have called it a dessin = drawing). It's greatly done whatever you call it!

Stephanie said...

This is a great quick sketch. you showed the shape and depth of the skull with so few lines! Way to go!


(You asked me what size sketch book I am using? I am using 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" bright white 2 ply bristol cut cards that I keep together in an altered cigarbox :)

purplepaint said...

Kathleen - this is excellent! I too am having a hard time adjusting to pen but I'm liking it. Thanks for the heads up about my post with no link. :) Marva