Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Own Private NaNoDrawMo

A friend and I decided to try to do a drawing for each day in November, but we won't be posting them to the NaNoDrawMo site. Here's what I have so far (not counting the Japanese Gardens and Leaves that I already posted this month).

Young woman working in Caffe Destino

Ghost Ships at the Portland Art Museum

Museum guard, sketchers, visitors and ship parts

Warm up sketch on Ladd's Addition Sketch Crawl with the Portland Urban Sketchers

View of Ladd's Addition from window at Palio
(drawn one Saturday and watercolored the next)

Another view out the window of Palio

Miscellaneous sketches, Palio

Drawn in the dim light of Jimmy Mak's
 Mel Brown Septet playing

 I never quite know what these sketches look like until I look at them the next day in the light.

I've been practicing perspective. It's kind of like doing sit-ups.

When I see these larger, I can usually spot some of the flaws.

I tippy living room scene.

We put together some shelves. I decided to practice perspective before we put them both against the wall. We were better at  assembling them than it looks like in the sketch; the low one wasn't really that warped.

This isn't the first time I've drawn this wooden basket and it won't be the last. Maybe I'll get it right someday.

I drew these by freezing frames on t.v. It sure would be useful to freeze frame real life. I think it's time for a figure or face drawing class.

That's it for now. I think I'm going to make 30 sketches for November!


helen said...

Love them are a dedicated serious artist!

Vicky said...

Helen, I'm not sure I'd agree with any of those last three words, but I certainly appreciate your comment and your blog visit. Thank you!

Don McNulty said...

Just had an enjoyable cruise through your drawings. Love them!

Vicky said...

Don, thank you so much!