Posts Tagged ‘Pencil sketch’

My friend Ali’s hands

December 31, 2011

We had a visit from our friends Ali and Maura yesterday and they very kindly allowed me to take a few reference photos of their hands. Here is the pencil sketch that I have done of Ali’s hands. She was sitting on our settee and I decided to include some drapery to provide context. Her dress pattern I devised from some random scumbling and filling with a 6B.

Ali's hands

Turning now to music, I played show #799 at Ragged Edge in Second Life on Thursday. Tomorrow, New Year’s day, should see me playing show #800 at Minstrel’s Point. I played my very first gig in Second Life at this venue, when it was called Rocky Shores. That was four years ago, almost exactly, on January 3rd. So, my average is 4 shows per week and that sounds about right. I don’t want to play every day and I don’t like playing more than one gig per day.

I like to make some musical New Year’s resolutions, and usually I more or less stick to them. I shall think about this later today. I shall make some for my drawing and sketching, too. Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles.

Seaburn seascape

September 20, 2011

I went for a walk along the beach at Seaburn yesterday. It was blustery and looked like rain, so I took some reference pics and brought them back home to work on a pencil sketch. Here is the result.

My pencil sketch of Seaburn seascape

At first I wondered how such a scene would lend itself to a pencil treatment; watercolour would have been much simpler in terms of covering the large areas of cloud, sea and sand. I have to say that I was reasonably satisfied with the result. I have it in my sketch book to take along to my drawing class tomorrow morning.

Tonight I have a SL gig at The Haus and I need to run through a couple of songs for that now. Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles.

Leather rocker

September 16, 2011

I have been feeling chilly today. Out of the window, the sky looks grey. Summer, for what it was worth which was not a fat lot in England this year, seems to have departed. Soon I shall have to decide whether or not to make Christmas puddings.

I have now been to a couple of sketching classes at the Lit & Phil in Newcastle and I am enjoying them very much. The sessions are taken by a young woman called Emma and she is both enthusiastic and helpful. On Wednesday we drew a chair and focussed on negative space. My chair did not turn out too well and so I have been practicing at home. In my first drawing the chair looked as if it had been placed in a vice and crushed to make it comfortable for a race of humanoid aliens with very short thighs. I then corrected this fault and present the result below.

Pencil sketch of leather rocking chair

Yesterday was my first SL show for about two weeks, the laptop having now been repaired. I enjoyed playing which is good because I have a fairly busy week of gigs lined up. Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles.