Thursday, February 19, 2015

So far so good

In my last post I talked about a commitment I made to spend time during the evenings after work in my studio, no matter what I was doing in there, to try and create a better, more productive art habit.  I haven't been perfect, but there's been a large improvement.  Some of my art time I admit has been on the couch instead of in the studio, doing some sketching, but I figure that mostly counts. I've been working on a present for someone that I can't show yet, and I've spent some time just catching up on videos from online classes but I do have a few smaller things to show for my time.

I have a small journal made from Kraft paper that has a section of unlined paper, and I've been making some small quick sketches in them, for practice and maybe future ideas.  This is one of them.

I later did a version of it in pastels - a medium that I have a love/hate relationship with. I actually like my little sketch better than this version, often the case for me as I really do love the delicacy and detail of graphite sketches.

This one was painted, trying for a loose more impressionistic feel.

And this one is just because it was in with the other pictures I downloaded! Love his big tuna can feet!