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.
Monmouth coffee has a really nice decor, including some shelves holding beautiful coffee paraphenalia – jugs, filters, sugar and chocolate. Under the shelves they have pastries and there are tongs that hang from the shelves for people to serve themselves.
Rotring Artpen (F) in a small Moleskine sketchbook. And a cappuccino.
We had a little holiday last week, which included some time in a coffee shop. I tried to draw Sarah. She’s not really recognisable…
I would like to get better at drawing people to the point where you could recognise who it is.
Then I tried to draw a handrail. That is more recognisable.
I’ve been trying things with shading and hatching a fair bit recently, and this shows more of that.
I drew both of these using a Rotring ArtPen with the M nib. I like drawing in pen because there’s little scope for correction and you have to live with your mistakes. On the other hand, there’s little scope for correction and you have to live with your mistakes.