February 13, 2017 at 7:51 pm #6395
quick sketch from today – unfortunately ran into some problems in the facial measurements
it’s just a sketch
let it goFebruary 14, 2017 at 8:43 am #6402Erik LodinParticipant
Awesome work as always Marty!
Thanks for sharing your process. It’s really interesting to follow a painting from sketch to finished art. You have a great imagination and the skills to illustrate them.
I must also compliment you on your line drawings. They are wonderful. Have you been practicing a lot of line drawings lately?
/ErikFebruary 14, 2017 at 10:25 am #6405
🙂 thanks Erik
since we acquired a german shepherd puppy, i’ve actually been avoiding drawing – just haven’t had time.
For me, a break from drawing always seems beneficial – when i come back, i’m a little rusty for a drawing or two – but as i’m warming up, i find that something i struggled with will all of a sudden becomes easy.February 17, 2017 at 1:15 am #6436
quick sketch for tonight – a little rusty with the hand-eye coordinationFebruary 17, 2017 at 8:04 am #6438
Great skills, rusty or not! And yes, I have the same experience when returning to drawing from doing something else (whether it be painting or something totally unrelated): techniques seem to have ‘sunk in’ . Always a happy moment 😉February 18, 2017 at 6:39 pm #6463
Thanks Marjan 🙂 I wonder though, when your pencil doesn’t seem to cooperate, do you start talking to it? 😀
My pencil wouldn’t listen at first, but i think it is coming around.February 19, 2017 at 7:52 am #6490
I’ll try sweet talking to my materials, good tip! For I usually mutter not-so-nice words and/or grunts when they don’t listen. Love is the word! 😉
Does your puppy listen yet?February 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm #6504
hahahaha – i’ve scolded my materials, pleaded with them and praised them for a good job – not sure if it helps, but i have no intention of stopping.
The dog is doing well. We’ve been training constantly. I’ve recently been teaching him off-leash. He comes when called, can sit, lay down and give his paw (shake hands). There is additional training for a service dog – he sits and waits for his food, doesn’t eat until commanded. He lays under the table at meals – no begging or human food. He sits at a door and doesn’t go through until commanded. He’s managing just fine with it so far, even though it seems like a lot.February 25, 2017 at 8:31 pm #6697
i try to draw something from imagination and it looks like someone picking their buttMarch 2, 2017 at 11:07 pm #6835March 9, 2017 at 1:49 am #6955
someone asked if i did sci-fi art – thought i’d try it out
attempt #1 – sketch combined with a bit of color study
i have no idea what i’m doingMarch 20, 2017 at 9:39 pm #7208March 23, 2017 at 1:31 am #7249
slipped in some sketching before bed with some Etta JamesMarch 24, 2017 at 10:44 am #7264
Love this sketch!I really get the sense of perspective, and – as always- love how you convey the different planes and ‘direction’ with just a few lines. Do you draw from life too? I plan to go to some open life drawing classes this spring (waiting for the evenings to be milder and lighter for I only have a bike and hate biking after dark in the cold along country roads to the Big City ;-))
Draw the dog!March 25, 2017 at 1:16 pm #7283
Thanks Marjan 🙂
Aside from some still life drawings, no life drawing. Living things in my house move all the time, and I’m an introvert. It isn’t relaxing for me to be in a group of people doing anything – and drawing/painting is what i do to relax.
So short answer – I work from photos and memory drawings (sometimes i see something while i’m out, and i just have to draw it when i get home).
Is the trip to your drawing class long? I hope you enjoy it, and stay safe! I’m eager to hear of your experience.
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