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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sketches III

More sketches!

I know... this is getting sort of lame. But I really am working primarily on sketching right now and, theoretically, this should lead to some more concrete work.

Below is a series of sketches based on some classic family photos. I'm thinking about possible images that might go with my poem 'Nan' and I`m looking for a combination of images that might work.

Part of the reason I've been doing so much sketching is that I'm trying to loosen up my drawing style a bit. I want to have the ability to move a little bit more into caricature, but it's hart to let go of the desire to be precise. Most of the time my quick drawings are pure horror, but every once in a while something works out. Needless to say, my reign of terror over the rain forest continues. I really do need to get some newsprint.

On a totally different note, I tackled what will likely be the most muscle-wrenching of all my goals today: Number 83 - Spin Class! I was lucky enough to find an experienced spin class buddy to guide me through my first class (thanks Jordanna!). There was sweat. There was yelling. And I'm pretty sure there will be some sore quads in the morning. It was a lot of fun though and another goal down.


  1. Not lame at all! It's nice to see the sketches before the final piece.

  2. The sketches are quite expressive - I like the jauntiness of your grandpa in the 2nd one. I do think that the loose style helps to capture emotion. Will there be another spin class?

  3. Thanks guys! Hopefully, I'll have some final pieces to post shortly.

    Definitely more spin classes in the future... assuming my derrier ever recovers. Those bike seats are hard!