I checked out a copy of “Drawing the head and hands” by Andrew Loomis. Published in 1958 it’s very much a work of its time and I love it. Since I’m playing catch-up today, I made a couple of sketches from it.
Monthly Archives: July 2011
Saturday was gorgeous summer weather. We got out to the park in the morning because it was going to get hot. The park in question is a favorite of many. It’s on the edge of town where the river widens out before the damn. There are trails, bridges, nature paths, a couple of playgrounds, a dock where they rent paddle boats and canoes, and more.
I made a few sketches. I learned that fishing is a sketchers dream–young people will stand relatively still for moments at a time and old people will sit still half the day. These sketches were done in watercolor pencil.
I drew this from a photo from the 50s.
Like the previous face of the day, this one has many problems (let’s start with the eyes)–but I’m beginning to like some of what I’m getting in terms of the vitality. This one is a sketch made from a fairly famous photo–at least to some of us.
Another Face-A-Day: I intentionally worked as rapidly as possible–at least at first. Despite the flaws, I’m pleased with the overall results.
More sketches from pictures of sculpture.
I picked up a book on the works of Paul Manship at the library the other day. He’s probably best known for his Prometheus at Rockefeller Center. He was a man of times.
A pencil sketch of an old doll head…
Finished up a drawing I started yesterday. Another day, another face.
Black water-soluable crayon. I may embellish more later–or I may just move on.