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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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