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A couple of sketches

I haven’t really drawn or painted anything in about three or four weeks. That’s mainly because I’ve been working on a little side business (art-related!), and I tend to get absorbed in new projects at the expense of other things—a bit of a character fault. So, I was a bit nervous about getting back into it again, in case I’d lost all of my hard-won skills.

But I managed to pick up a pencil and do a could of quick sketches, so I feel a bit better now. The moral of the story? Keep going! Do something daily, even if it’s only small. That way, you won’t let the doubt set in.

Now to get back to that outdoor painting I started about a month ago…

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Tree in my backyard

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Charcoal contour drawings

I’ve had a busy week preparing for a job interview, so I haven’t done any practice of what I learnt in last week’s class up till now.

This didn’t really match what we did on Wednesday—tonight I used a much smaller, simpler subject; A5 rather than A1 paper; and shorter pieces of charcoal—but it was still worthwhile practice.

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More emotion marks and negative-space drawings

More practice for my art class. I attempted making marks for a different set of emotions this time.

Emotion marks
Left to right, top to bottom: confusion, disgust, adoration, horror, awe, triumph, fear, excitement
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Heart cup, headphones, jug

Some more negative-space practice. Again, I used my pencil to assess the angles and proportions. I’m pretty happy with these.

Note: The headphones were lying down on the table just in front of me.

Heart cup