Sketchbook – Recent sketches

I am going to say up front, this is why I usually draw or paint from photos! I don’t have much experience in just sketching what I see, but others have recently encouraged me to “just do it!” Thanks to:

Anne (,
Christine (,
and Anna ( who are three wonderful women artists who obviously love what they do and have encouraged me in my desire to be a better artist!

This is the first sketch I’ve done in over a year. It is one I did at Barnes and Noble. I know the lady looks like she has a snout, but she really did have a prominent pug nose; I just couldn’t draw it right! And that is no insult to her!”


This older gentleman was sitting at the table in front of me at the library. I sketched him for a long time, but I don’t think he ever noticed. He was bent over whatever work he was doing the whole time! He was thin and had gray hair. Here are several shots of my drawing.




Lastly, this is a young man I decided to sketch from behind at the library. I was two tables behind him. He was a difficult subject, because he kept moving! He was thin and wiry, but had prominent muscles in his arms that I’m afraid I didn’t capture well. But I enjoyed the challenge!!!


About whitefeatherfloating

When I began this blog I was simply going to share my writing. However, after being part of the blogging world for quite some time now, I decided to begin sharing my artwork. Patsy's Creative Corner will always have my artwork and some writing, but I also created a blog called "My Crazy Life!" in order to simply write my short autobiography and hopefully get some feedback on it as I go. However, it is a very slow project right now. You can find it here: Thanks for visiting! :)

Posted on October 17, 2013, in Art Talk and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I follow Anna but I didn’t know about Christine’s blog – I just visited her site and am now following her – she has wonderful ideas! Thank you Patsy for including me among these talented artists in your post. You are such a lovely soul – supportive and kind. I’m glad we have art in common. Happy Friday!


    • You are so welcome, Anne! Of course you would be included among great artists! You are one of the best I have seen. Thank you so much for your kind words.
      I like the sketch of the older man in the library the most, too. He was the most challenging person I’ve ever tried to draw! And I was sitting at the table right in front of him; I thought for sure he was going to look up and say, “why do you keep staring at me?” 😉
      I’m glad you found Christine’s blog. She’s a lovely person who does have great ideas and a great way of teaching. Thanks for your support of me as well, Anne. Happy Friday to you, too, and have a wonderful weekend!


  2. Thank you for sharing your sketches. I especially like the one of the older gentleman in the library – there’s a lot of character there – you captured his expression very well. I like how you drew his beard, his glasses and his headphones. Keep going Patsy!


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