Friday, May 29, 2009

SOME SKETCHES

David Lobenberg is doing a self-portrait challenge/project over at his blog and I said I'd try it. Well, I'm not being too critical yet. I know this is going to take some time to get right and get something that looks like me and is what I want to present. So I'll just share these here (hey, you've suffered through worse with me!).



First, a little sketch in my Exacompta sketchbook of a more realistically drawn heart. Yep, another heart - you are going to be sick of them.









Then a self-portrait from a photo in the early morning without my glasses on (the photo - I had my glasses on to draw the SP - not that it helped all that much). I think the photo is a bit skewed due to the angle at which I was trying to take my own photo and I drew it that way, too, so what the heck...









I admit, I made myself prettier in this one so tried again.





Next try for a SP using the Tombow - I learned 2 things:
1) If you do not get a wet brush and blend the ink right away, it dries and you cannot blend it and
2) If you are not using paper that takes wet media, it's not going to look good anyway even if you do blend it so check your paper.
















I have an idea using the heart and another photo I took a while back...I'll work on that and share later...

6 comments:

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Its so good Rhonda to know what you look like - I had a lovely surprise as I scrolled down your posts. Its hard to put into words, but I felt I had known you before I saw you. The portrait has such a lovely feel of warmth and sincerity achieved with pure line.

Vicki Greene said...

Your sketches are great! I like the self portraits and you have a beautiful heart.

Ann Buckner said...

Hope your new dr. finds out what is going on and that soon you are back to your normal attitude and schedule. I enjoyed seeing your self-portraits and your heart drawings.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Joan. What a lovely thing to say!
Vicki, not my heart, I'm sure but from an anatomy site to see what it really looks like - no little heart-shaped heart (how do you describe a heart shape without saying it's heart-shaped? ha ha).
Ann, I'm ready to kick her to the curb if things don't come together soon without another test to look for something else. My attitude is: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I've got years ahead of me with this heart issue - why cause me all this stress over something I've had almost 20 years? I am so not prepared to get old!!! :(

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Your drawings are great and you are funny.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Mary :) I like to make people laugh - but not at my drawing skills :)