I’ve been neglecting my drawing from life recently as I’ve had a flurry of excitement about nibs, lightboxes and the like. However, I’ve become frustrated with the resulting slow pace of my drawing development. That is, I still can’t draw things that look enough like the things I’m drawing. Today I drew Tower Bridge, a plant pot and this picture of Big Bar, my long-time companion and friend.
It doesn’t do him justice, but then I wonder if artists ever feel they do justice to their muses… What a bear!
B pencil in a sketchbook.
Today I totally lacked inspiration for a cartoon, so I practiced heads, hands, feet and penguins. I started by reading Jack Cole’s instant cartooning course and drew these as a result.
The course recommends working on hands and feet a lot, so I tried drawing some hands. This is my hand.
And this is a sort of copy of my drawing of my hand, which isn’t so good and shows that it’s not drawn from life. But nice in pen.
Then I tried some feet.
Another foot from the front. Drawn with a Rotring B nib pen.
That’s enough of that! Let’s draw a cat!
Oh, ok, here’s my hand again.
Yes, that’s a little penguin next to it. A friend linked to a how to draw penguins course on the Guardian site. So I tried some…
We can do both at once, though, right?