Sunday, January 8, 2012
I sketched Lonnie today - he was more fidgety than I expected for an older man. He kept looking left towards his wife, leaving me with the back of his head, but then he'd turn forwards and I'd capture another quick sketch of nose, forehead or ear. It is good discipline to sketch from life - it forces you to observe quickly. I'm not afraid to erase with my kneaded eraser numerous times. I used a harder pencil today and the shadows and creases are not as soft as I'd like them to be. A pack of drawing pencils always comes with soft, medium and hard leads. I use them all but prefer the medium and softer ones myself.
We had a snowstorm this weekend...approximately 8-10 inches in my area. Sweetie spent a couple hours shoveling the driveway and the garage roof today. The snow piles on each side of the driveway are over my car now.
I was careful driving to church this morning as the visibility was very poor. Lots of blowing snow and icy roads. I made it safely to and from though.
Posted by PAK ART at 1:23 PM