Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sketches du jour

I know that things look kinda wonkie but it doesn't bother me. I'm  not drawing it to be exactly like it is, I am drawing it just to see if I can get some type of facsimile that looks somewhat like it. I don't try to spend too much time erasing and redoing, I just try to go for it. The coffee cup is very wonkie but the orchid looks ok. Drawing from real life is a skill that must be developed and it is my goal to develop this skill until I feel comfortable with it. I am not there yet but I can see that if I am consistent, I will reach my goal. 
Here is one more that I did really fast. 

16 comments:

Ansota said...

Love your drawings... real life drawing is all about trying to capture lines and shapes and you do it very well Martha and it's like you say the more you practice the easier it becomes. I know because I do a lot of them myself and looking back at my very first drawings I can most definitely see the difference.
Well done! :)

Buffy said...

Both of them came out great. Love them. Glad you're enjoying sketching.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

whatever you mean by wonkie, i like it. sometimes i think my drawings seem too stiff (i guess because of my training in architecture) and need a bit of wonkiness.

PaperPumpkin said...

Why is it I love color swatches so much?! Gorgeous orchid! I love your watercolors and sketches!(Thank you for the reply comment about the Prang set, Martha! Much appreciated!)

Bren said...

I'm loving the stylized feel to your sketches. They just have a friendly feel to them, if that makes any sense :-)

Mary said...

fabulous, just fabulous...and that lavender is looking pretty good don't ya think...:) maybe we will grow to love it!!

White Violet Art said...

Hi Martha! I love both these pieces! I think that the "wonkiness" just adds to the character - LOVE the use of colour! Beautiful! :)

Tess said...

Wonkie? Are you kidding? You must be becuaswe that drawing looks fabulous. Love the color palette. And the stapler has a whimsy fun look to it. BTW, I love your blog font.

jgr said...

These are all wonderful!!

Janie Husband said...

again, i am sitting here with my coffee (favorite mug of)and admiring your pages... have a happy day, martha.. ;)

Ophelia said...

Great drawings Martha. I'm always so inspired by your blog.

BonnieBanters said...

Oh, these are so cool! It's wonderful that art seems to come so easy for you...you're a natural! I love to see your interpretation of things.

Isabel said...

Well I love them they are great:O) Love the colors too:O)

ArtfulLee Designed said...

I love your wonky cup, I wish my quick sketches turned out this wonky.I used to sketch all the time but now have gotten out of the habit, You are inspiring me to pick up that sketchbook again
Lee:)

Shirl said...

I love this kind of art! It's real...it's honest...it has personality. While I can appreciate the talent (which you have scads of) in a photorealistic piece of art, I have difficulty finding life in such art. But this style draws me...seriously!

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