This is a charcoal portrait I did this week after one done in chalks by English artist Edward Robert Hughes (1851–1914). Sorry to post and run but I could only steal a minute or two. I’ll be back tomorrow to see what everyone else has been up to for Sunday Sketches.
Time for Sunday Sketches! Well, just one sketch. I went out with my ballpoint pen and sketchbook just long enough to sketch one of the flowers on my hibiscus. It was too hot to stay out any longer than that. All my other plants are just withering up in the heat but the hibiscus doesn’t mind it and keeps right on blooming.
Just one big sketch to show for Sunday Sketches this week. It’s not my usual kind of subject but it was an assignment. The darkest values are meant to make a C shaped composition, from the tree branches, down the tree trunk, around the grasses in front and up along the grass line at the bottom of the fence, leading to the old cabin. Graphite; HB, 6B, and a Generals Extra Dark.
It’s time for Sunday Sketches! These are both graphite sketches done with 2B and 6B pencils. I like the 6B because you can get quite dark with it. The partial tree on the left is a cypress, very common here. So, other than the giraffe pastel painting I posted for Friday, this is what I’ve been working on this week.
Are you joining in Sketch every day in May? I don’t know if I’ll get them all done, but I plan to do what I can. There’s a list of what to sketch each day. #1 is a landscape and #2 is something that represents a new year’s resolution of yours (mine is to paint more). Here’s my first 2. I’ll probably scan and upload a few at a time, rather than one every day, because that part of it takes so long.
Just a few random things drawn with colored pencil on brown paper, for Sunday Sketches in the morning.