All posts tagged: Drawing

From My Sketchbook (What I’m Sketching and Why…)

I filled the last few pages of a Crescent Rendr  Sketchbook yesterday and will start in on a fresh one today.  The Crescent Rendr brand sketchbooks are my go-to sketchbooks because they feature: bleed-proof, wrinkle-free pages which allow you to draw/paint on both sides of each page discreet size (perfect for a pocket or purse) sewn binding for open-flat access I’ve discovered that I’m sort of addicted to sketching in public (or, to be more precise, sketching THE public.)  I find it immensely appealing and gratifying because it: forces you to get faster with your gestures puts you in the moment makes waiting for the subway/train/plane fun gives you lots of free subject matter provides a record of your travels As I flip back through this particular sketchbook I’m transported to our flight to Paris in June and walks along the Seine and in the Jardin du Luxembourg, then back to the cafes along Central Park, then to our hotel room in Saratoga, NY (for lots of TV watching of the Democratic and Republican conventions) and on to a …

My Favorite Things – Practicing (Drawing)

There’s nothing like practice…especially when you can incorporate an element of play into your practice! Here are some of the whimsical “fashionistas” that have emerged from my practice sessions at the drafting table this week.

From My Sketchbook – Week 10

This past week I did more viola playing than sketching (you can read some of the nice reviews of New York City Ballet‘s performances at the Kennedy Center here and here); but on the 3+ hour train ride home yesterday evening I did quite a bit of catching up.  In fact, I filled up the rest of the pages in my little Moleskin sketch book! If you look carefully, you’ll even see more of my various head studies showing through the pages… And, when I ran out of pages in my sketch book, I grabbed the next thing handy – the envelopes from my paychecks – and did these sketches with ink and my French Grey Prismacolor marker. (Meanwhile, my husband completed half a book’s worth of mind teaser puzzles and games.) Each to his own, I guess!