Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Right Brain Summer Drawing Club #1

This is incredible.

I have been excited about returning to art for months. When Simcha mentioned her interest in a drawing link up using the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, I was really excited. I had already packed a canvas bag filled with sketching supplies. I was ready.

Then, I forgot about the bag. I went to grab my drawing supplies a week ago, and they were all gone. No sketch pad or pencils. No fresh erasers. I ran out and purchased a spiral pad for this experiment, but had to dig for most of the night to find my supplies. Once they were found, I totally waited another week before attempting to draw. 

I am a bit embarrassed to post these sketches. I was an art minor! I am way out of practice though, so I am "daring greatly" and without anymore hem-hawing, I present my starter sketches:

self portrait

a person from memory

my hand

I am going to go die in a corner now.

I don't think I would be as traumatized by this experience if I did not believe that we are all given talents, and I feel a bit sheepish about neglecting mine for so long. So, I am really looking forward to getting back on track!


  1. I have never been able to do portraits, self or otherwise. I know what you can do, you just have to get back on that horse. I'm in the same boat, needing to get back to my sketch pads...

  2. There is so much beauty to art and gives one a sense of peace. Good for you for do it. God Bless.

  3. no... no dying.. you gotta keep riding the bike!! This looks like a fun blog link up though!! Keep going!

  4. How many times am I going to lose this comment? I love your shading, 3/4 view portrait and the perspective of the hand.
    - Sara

  5. Thanks to all for the support... this is all the incentive I desperately needed to pick this hobby back up!

  6. What a fun link up! I think your drawings look good. I have never had any formal art training. I like to doodle. I hear that is a "thing" these days. Maybe I will give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration!


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