A year ago I resolved to carry around a sketchbook and create, if possible, daily quick sketches. I’ve had so much fun with the project, that I’m happily continuing it into year two. My focus these days has shifted to capturing full figure sketches and action poses.
Here are a few such sketches from this week…
And while figures and their various proportions are my latest fascination, I haven’t strayed far from my obsession with faces either.
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“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
Since the New York City Ballet winter season started 2 1/2 weeks ago, I’ve had little to no free time. But yesterday and today I finally got some…and I’ve been putting it to good use!
Yesterday, in my ongoing quest to simplify yet still make my illustrations as expressive as possible, I practiced creating some cartoon versions of myself.
I loved doing the facial expressions, but realized that I might need to rethink the body proportions as well.
(Where did my legs go?)
So today I worked on stick figure body drawings. I felt like I wasn’t making much progress until I decided to create a more fantastical pixie-like creature. Here she is…
This week after getting a bit frustrated that I seem unable to capture more than just torsos in my small sketchbook…
I resorted to sketching in a quick stick figure “skeleton” first with ball point pen and then adding in the bulk of the figure afterwards.
“Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.”
After winter storm Jonas, Central Park took on an almost carnival air with seemingly all of New York City out enjoying the snow.
But today as I walked home, the paths were mostly dry and clear, and except for the occasional jogger, I had the park to myself.
The air was clean and crisp – perfectly refreshing and conducive to feeling in the moment. (To be honest, I thought I might have even spied Buddha.)
Tomorrow’s warm forecast will probably melt the rest of the snow. I’ll be sad to see these creatures go…