Day 185: Friend


So, I don’t have much experience doing life drawing, but a friend of mine who studied art in school is a big fan of it. Last night, we were all sitting around relaxing in another friend’s parent’s backyard, and he was doing tons of drawings of people. While he was sketching, we talked a lot about why he likes it–he loves the challenge of catching a person in a moment and capturing that person and that moment in a drawing.

Hearing him talk about this really inspired me so I decided to draw one of my friends who happened to be sitting across from me.

It was hard for me. I don’t feel like I got down the things I really wanted to capture–the slope of her neck or the feminine nature of her left eyebrow–but I do feel like I caught something.  I think I caught her listening or maybe trying to understand and take part in a conversation with a group of friends. I like that.

Day 79: Pee-wee À La René Gruau

Pee-Wee Herman in the Style of Rene Gruau

I really like this piece by fashion illustrator René Gruau (which I discovered via a friend who posted it on Pinterest today), and also really like Pee-wee Herman. Naturally, I combined them! What do you think?

Day 72: Backyard

Birds in Flight

Chicago Apartment


Back Porch

Utility Pole

I am so excited! I bought my first ever DSLR camera last week,  a Canon Rebel T2i, and I got my lens in the mail today so I was finally able to take pictures with it. I haven’t read a single bit of the users manual for the camera, so I didn’t really know what I was doing, but it was still fun to hang out in my backyard and snap a few pictures.

Day 66: Undone, Done Social Art Project

Above by Kabrina. Read her blog at NotManhattan.

Undone Done Laser Head

Above by Anonymous

Undone Done Woman by MakingMade

Above by me! Note that this drawing was highly influenced by this drawing, which I learned about through a Brain Pickings post about children’s picturebooks.

So, as you can see, my Undone, Done Social Art Project wasn’t exact a rousing success – I got three submissions, including my own – but the results are still pretty fun. Thanks to those who participated!

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