Friday, March 01, 2013

From my sketchbook, with love.



“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” ~ Japanese Proverb

Well, I am like a toddler learning to walk, and the quote above does seem apt at the moment!

This week I would like to share some sketches that I did.

Wrestling with pencils, erasers, sharpeners years after school is definitely fun, especially if your classmates are tiny tots who sing loudly as they color with their crayons!

 I stop my sketching at times to watch, smile and take it all in.

There is a cute little girl who keeps singing about rabbits as she paints and few boys, maybe fourth graders or so,  who are busy discussing games even as they paint their way through amazing landscapes or portraits!

My sketches have been mostly hands, feet, few faces, magazine pics, anything that caught my fancy.





























based on Picasso's 'Girl with dove'.

























These are all just grabbed off my sketchbook, so, it is a bit like looking backstage!

Even as I grapple with question of imitation versus self expression in art, I cannot deny that this exercise in sketching is indeed heightening my awareness of form, structure and representation.

For the moment, I am enjoying every moment of it.

Have a happy week, all of you!

Sharing with PPF, Creative Every Day, Art Journal Every Day, Sunday Sketches





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26 comments:

  1. Clever drawings, there are not many who could draw hands so well!
    xx

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  2. Fantastically dynamic sketches!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  3. they are all wonderful and inspiring sketches.
    Happy PPF, Annette x
    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Great sketches, beautiful hands (those are so tricky), beautiful faces there, too! <3

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  5. Fascinating! Hands are so tough and these sketches are wonderful!

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  6. Great sketches hands and feet can be problematic, so well done. Very inspiring.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your sketches -- very expressive and inspiring.

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  8. Great sketches! Beautiful hands and feet!

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  9. Such wonderful detail work. I'd love to be able to draw like this. You are so talented.

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  10. Thank you for opening your sketchbook to us. Your hands are amazing!

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  11. I thoroughly enjoyed the backstage tour of sketches-really fab!! Happy PPF!

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  12. lovely sketches, brave to take on hands and feet!

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  13. These are very good sketches. The one of Picasso's is one of my favorites of his. Blessings!

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  14. Your sketches are beautiful & detailed. How important it is to look properly at the things around us! How lovely it is that drawing and creating makes us do that.

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  15. Your sketches are amazing! Hands and feet are not easy but you captured them beautifully. I received your lovely post card early this week and shared it on my blog (http://victoriaveggie.blogspot.ca/2013/02/artists-in-blogland-postcard-swap.html). Thank you so much for the gorgeous work of art!! xx

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  16. Your sketches are brilliant. Wish I could draw hands that well. Children say the funniest things, especially when they are creating... I love listening to them.. :)

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  17. Lovely sketches. it has emotions in it. keep it coming!

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  18. Wow ...I really like your sketches ...they speak their own language!!

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  19. Your sketches are fab! Almost spot on with the perspective! Great learning and awesome!

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  20. Very well done! Some of the women have great expression/emotion coming forth!

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  21. these are fabulous! I wish I could draw hands as well as you!

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  22. I always think that drawing is the structure for self expression... it allows you to find possibilities and push your ideas further... and I loved teaching littlies... they enjoy art with everything they have don't they... it brightens your whole day to be apart of it...xx

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  23. These sketches are absolutely wonderful. This is in the neighborhood of what I've been practicing. Awesome. I am a new follower. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  24. Your sketches are well done and so much fun! :) Wish I could draw these area just as well. :)

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