Sunday, March 20, 2016
selfie - graphite on sketch paper
This is graphite on a 9 x 12 piece of sketch book paper. And by graphite I mean a #2 pencil. I started sketching with #2 pencils because they are so readily available and I usually have one in my purse. I sketch selfies quite often because I want to practice...I want to practice facial features and gestures...and I am the only one available...so I sketch myself. I try to sketch my husband in the evenings when we are relaxing and watching TV...but sometimes he moves too much. I am working on sketching when my model moves and can get a reasonable likeness...sometimes I keep two or three sketches going hoping he will settle back into a previous position. It is a challenge...a challenge I enjoy.