Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Sketching


I bought myself a sketchbook a couple days ago. I bought a fairly nice one, with watercolour paper (just in case i feel the need). I like the thickness of the paper, and the smoothness. SO much better for drawing than in my altered book... essentially on pages in a book, glued together. The glue left bumps, they weren't thick enough, they had text on them... it just wasn't working for me. As fun as my altered book is, i think i am ready to step things up a bit :).

The skull was drawn yesterday, looking at a skull sticker i had. It was practice for the skulls on yesterday's 'Styx' ATC's. Today, i was at Kelly's blog, Soul Humming (which i adore) and saw a post of a fabulous piece someone created from recycled junk mail (by the way, happy earth day all!) I loved the lines of her face, and decided to try sketching it. I am still not at a point where i can sit and draw without looking at something and sort of drawing it in a VERY similar way, but i think this was good for me, as it was in a different incompatible media, and i was not able to simple replicate what was already done. I am quite pleased with how these sketches turned out :).

4 comments:

art spirit said...

Hi Dale! cool skull!
to answer your question...the book I found the softies in was "FUN DOLLS" by Aranzi Aronzo...they have a website. I found the book at a store in Portland called Fibers in Motion and then saw it again at Powell's bookstore downtown Portland. It is originally from Japan, I think. $14.95. Hope this helps...
best to you, mary

Leah said...

oo, i love that skull dale!!

Ms Dragonfly said...

where did you get your sketch book? sounds great :)

gilflingsdesigns said...

Dale thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my blog. Your sketches are great! Having good paper to work on makes such a difference. Can't wait to see how your sketching develops!