Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween, Witches!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fast Drawing

Not too much to say about the above. I drew it pretty quickly last night and didn't think a whole lot about what I was doing. I really like what's happening in the shadowy areas. I am strangely satisfied with this drawing, even though it's a bit unusual.

Materials: 9x12 charcoal paper, colored pencils

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My First Drawing of a Child

So, I've never drawn children before. Angela, who I went to high school with, asked me if I would draw an image of her son, Kason. It was quite a challenge and I can't tell you how many drafts I went through before getting to the final version. I wasn't happy at all with it at first, but it's starting to grow on me. I guess it's hard (for me at least) to capture the soft innocence of a child. In any case, since she posted the picture on her blog, I figured I would post it here as well. Maybe now I'll try to draw more children and get better at it.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Deborah Goes to the Botanical Gardens

I got up early (for me, anyhow) this morning and went to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, which I consider to be something of a jewel in Alabama. I walked around for a little over an hour, pausing to sit on a rock or a swing, and thought about my life while I listened to the birds sing and insects chirp. It was cleansing to be in the fresh air and to immerse myself in nature, which is something I so rarely do. Above are some photos from my trek.