Monday, June 13, 2011

Hummingbirds Rule!

I got a few emails, a couple of comments and one horse head sketch about my last post. Not much real constructive criticism or any revelations, just a few opinions and a couple of excuses. I do feel that a handful of people, (includng myself) are really getting something out of this blog and the sketching challenges, so I will continue on. One of my biggest fears is that I am boring, so if I am, PLEASE let me know. I still feel like I'm doing something wrong or could be doing something better here.

Here's my sketch for today. I also did a little watercolor and posted it on my web log.  Ok, so I got carried away on the painting with the splatter technique. It was just so much fun! I do plan on doing it over. Repetition is the key to mastery you know. Hummm, where have I heard that before? 

We will be having another sketching challenge and this week it's, you guessed it . . . a hummingbird in flight!!

*Here are a couple of photos to copy or use as reference. Read about the challenge terms in the column to the right. > The challenge will be over on Sunday night, so give it a try and we'll see how many of you send in your results or at least report to me that you attempted doing it.

Here is another sketching challenge drawing sent in by Diane Wallace. She writes; "Sketch for participating in fellow artist Sandy Sandy's weekly sketch challenge. I couldn't NOT do a horse!"  Thanks Diane! Great sketch. Nice and loose. I like how you've used the side of your pencil for the shading.

1 comment:

  1. I agree Hummingbirds rule :-D Beautifully drawn!

    Thank you too for the challenge and use of your photos.

    Diane Wallace did a wonderful job with her horse. Love the muscle tone she's achieved in her sketch!!!


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