As a rule I do not draw people. And I could never do a commission of a person because there is too much pressure to render the true likeness. But since my sketchbooks are personal and no one ever sees them, until recently that is, I occasionally will make a feeble attempts.
Grampa #1, Sketchbook, © 2012, Nancy Van Blaricom
Grampa #2, Sketchbook, © 2012, Nancy Van Blaricom
I was happy with the above contour drawing also. It was a full page in my sketchbook and in both this and the one above I used my Lamy Fountain Pen.
A napper, Sketchbook, © 2012, Nancy Van Blaricom
When I'm in the mood to sketch a person no one taking a nap is exempt. This one was not a contour sketch, although the arm / sleeve gives the appearance of a contour sketch. Maybe I started it as one but decided it was going badly and decided not to. I used a ball point pen on some scratch paper and then glued it into my sketchbook ... More on that in a future post.
The nappers shoes, legs and feet, Sketchbook, © 2012, Nancy Van Blaricom
Hubby stayed still long enough during one of his naps to be able to contour sketch his shoes and legs.
Lounging with my feet up, Sketchbook, © 2012, Nancy Van Blaricom
There are times I know I should be accomplishing something but maybe lack the ambition to do anything, in the hot afternoon heat of summer, other than to sit on the deck and prop my feet up and sketch them.
Until next week ... Keep on sketching !