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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 (http://annesartstuff.com/),
Christine (http://zenschoolforcreatives.wordpress.com/),
and Anna (http://annawarren.wordpress.com/) 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!”

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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.

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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!!!

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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: https://spreadingmy2wings.wordpress.com Thanks for visiting! :)

Posted on October 17, 2013, in Art Talk, My Thoughts 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!

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    • 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!

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  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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