How many Michaels does it take to change a lightbulb?
Another Reddit gets drawn sketch – this one of a reddit-user’s daughter looking cool in sunglasses.
I wish the mouth had turned out a little better – but as they (I) say: Quantity above quality!
As you may know, I graduated a week ago, and since then I’ve had a lot more time on my hands than I’m used to – which also means more time for drawing! I haven’t been very active online the last few months – only checking in on my blog to post 10-20 sketches at a time with little commentary, and I haven’t really been following anybody else’s blogs in that time period either. That’s changing now!
I went to Kirk’s “Dumb Sketch Daily” blog and saw that he did a self portrait today – Apparently he and another blogger (who also posted her self-portrait) have decided that the 25th in each month is going to be self-portrait day!
Why not? If everyone makes something that has the same theme every once in a while, it’ll make for an interesting collection, so I’ll try and get on the “each 25’th of the month self-portrait” wagon!
I actually did a self portrait the other day, but for this one I decided to bring out our big dressing-room mirror. That way I could sit a little more comfortably while drawing, and also have my whole head in-frame, rather than moving around in order to catch the details in that other little mirror that we have.
I think it turned out pretty decent. Whenever I do self-portrait, I always end up looking a little bored or dangerous.. I think it’s due to looking down on the sketchbook and only “rolling up” my eyes for looking at the mirror, rather than finding a specific pose every time. It was fun to work with a shadow side and a sunlit side of my face, but it might have turned out a bit too dark.
Come see my past self portraits too
This sketch was my 750th since September 9th 2014
Sometimes I get a little over-confident at go at it too fast. I this one got a little too messy, and the eyes got weird even though I actually went over them with correction fluid once!
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Once you get started with Reddit gets drawn it gets hard to stop! People just keep posting great photos to draw from!
I rarely draw in profile, so this one was fun. I really like the white skin against the black background. The woolly clothing was and remains a challenge. I haven’t figured out a great way to render that..
This was my 745th sketch since the 9th September 2014!
Here’s another sketch from Reddit gets drawn – this one of a girl wearing sunglasses – I think she actually wears a pair of ordinary glasses underneath, but I didn’t put that in the drawing.
I just did another sketchy portrait a few moment ago.. Check that one out too!
I’m not too fond of the hand. Maybe I should get back to drawing more hands again.
I get so many requests for cats and dogs, so since I have a little more time on my hands now, I felt like doing a portrait of an actual person. This guy posted his photo on Reddit gets drawn – a great source for photos with often very motivating receivers. And also a great place to get a free drawing done !
I hope you like it – I’m off to post it on reddit now.
This was my 743th sketch since 9th September 2014.
All the pets I draw these days tend to hang around in very comfortable poses and positions. Here’s a drawing of a Labrador retriever looking like he’s considering something important. Or very deep. Or food related.
A few months ago, I remember thinking that I’ve somehow made a breakthrough in regards to composition and disposition of the paper. Well, I was wrong. These days, for some reason, I seem to constantly need to correct a jaw, make a nose smaller or cut off ears in order to make my sketch fit on the paper. As you see in this one, I’ve got plenty of space above the pup’s head, but the chin seems to be a little compact (and it is – the photo is not like that!).. I suppose I better start planning out my drawings a little better from the beginning.
This one was another free drawing request
I stumbled across a blog called CocoaBean Adventures, where I found a photo of this wonderfully silly dog (Called Coco)
Cocoa’s owner didn’t request a free sketch – I did this out of my own initiative, because I once did a lot of sketches for cat/dog bloggers and had a lot of fun doing so, so I’m hoping that I could get some more requests from bloggers again!
I used to think that there were no such thing as “x being harder to draw than y” – It’s all just a question of “copying” textures, lines and shades down on paper after all. But after drawing hundreds of cats and dogs, I think that I’ve changed my mind on that one! Dogs are more difficult to get right for some reason. I think it’s do to their long noses that somehow forces the portraitist to work with perspective lines! It’s quite funny when you think of it. Anyway – getting an angle wrong on a dogs nose is much more visible than getting it wrong on a cat’s more compact facial features. That being said, I love drawing dogs. Especially in weird poses like Cocoa here!
This was my….
741th sketch since 9th September 2014.