Sep 062012
 

I’ve been penciled in on Coach’s calendar for Friday night. Finally, a “date night” for Sherri. Of course, the date night won’t start until 10PM and won’t last more than 30 minutes, but I’ve been penciled in so no complaints from me! This is something that is hard to manage and keep up with these days… shoot, I haven’t had but one “date night” in the past 3 months. There are good reasons for this but it doesn’t mean I have to like it! I’m so tired & the beast is acting up so it makes certain aspects of being a woman up in the top 5 things difficult to do – especially when sleep is always calling my name.… and of course Coach is so very tired from all the work he’s doing. I mean really, he gets home at 10PM and has to be back at work by 7AM the following morning – 7 days a week pretty much. So it’s come down to scheduling “date nights”…. pft, this too shall pass.

More sketching was done the past 2 days… I’m excited about the progress I can see in my work. That’s pretty bold of me to think but I’m allowed to toot my own horn from time to time. This practice thing might pay off one day. I found a site that is really helping with the gesture drawing. The site is free & provides a huge number of model images to work with along with the necessary timer. I’ve learned that gesture drawing is a necessary skill to work on in order to make other drawing better. So gesture drawing it is right now… it’s actually fun to do. (I’m not at the 30 second level yet… my drawings are at the 10 minute level but I will get there… I will!)




 


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  11 Responses to “Date Night & Sketching”

  1. I really like the drawings. I can easily see these framed and arranged in a square displayed together on the wall. Girl, your art is good. What size are these? You know I’m an art fanatic so my brain goes all over the place. But, really, this type of art is so nice because its simple, its good and it displays in an artsy home very well.
    Thanks for the gestures link. That’ll be helpful.

  2. Thank you for the link. You are so talented.

  3. Hi Sherri! Great drawings – I’ve had a look at that website before now, and had forgotten – must get back to it. I am sure you are right that the practise of such drawings can only be helpful – and I think yours really capture grace and form.

  4. You have so much talent. I wish I could draw.

    Enjoy date night!

  5. These are great! And thanks for the tip on the website!

  6. Oh wow. I love it when you post your artwork here. It always makes me smile, and often fills me with awe.
    And good luck with date night.

  7. These are great! I just found that very same website about two days ago and have been having a great time relearning gesture drawing. It’s so valuable, but I haven’t had a model to work from since I took a figure drawing class in college more than ten years ago! Have fun with your drawing!

    • It’s been a great thing for me, this gesture drawing stuff. I’m getting better and look forward to the day when I have more than one pose on a page like I’m supposed to haha

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