Given that I did not lose any friends, as far as I know, by drawing them badly, I am at it again. Once again these are very quick drawings in HB pencil. They are the kind of thing I do when I am intending a more careful charcoal drawing or a painting. It's how I develop a familiarity with the contours of someone's face. I am aiming for some sort of cross between having it at least vaguely resemble the person as well as to express something about how I see her. That doesn't mean I have succeeded once I get something on paper, but the joy is in the trying.
You can see my little kitchen artsy area in these photos but here are a couple of shots I took recently. On this shelf I keep the supplies I use most often. I have lots of messy scraps and bits and bobs in Rubbermaid Totes in the storage room. Since I don't have to put on any family meals (the cat eats on the floor) and can easily accommodate myself at the kitchen table despite all the stuff on it, I tend to leave materials on the table the majority of the time.
The rattan stool is one I found in the Salvation Army shop and it is mostly used by Sophie. When I am sitting at the table she likes to be on the rattan stool. I am not thrilled with the stark white walls or pale grey blinds my home came with but have not yet done anything about them. I have a collection of decorative plates to go on the wall above the windows.
And now, on with the Scribble Sketches....
Alicia, you have such a lovely big smile which just lights up everything around you. I am on record stating how hard I find it to draw teeth so of course your teeth look so much better than what I can get on the page.
Jack, speaking of teeth I took you on again. I hope it's better.
Val, you look much better than this in reality, I promise. I could never get your lovely bone stucture right and would not even want to show you my other attempts! ;-)
Sue this is my first attempt. I'm counting on you not to slap me!
Sandra, you adorable thing, you have teeth much lovelier than this!
Beate, you are brave to let me do this to you!