I painted Walt Whitman for my wall. This is a close resemblance 🙂 : I used an egg from one of my own chickens1 to make egg tempera and I used pencil also.
I looked at this public domain photo, although I straightened him:
George C. Cox was the photographer and Adam Cuerden retouched that original photo of Whitman.
Since I want to view my painting from a distance, I really had to exaggerate with white globs of marble dust paint.
1. The egg came from Birda (Birda, because she’s a bird. Get it?)
I surprised myself by enjoying drawing that skull. I don’t have a skull (well, don’t want to take it out), so yes, I looked at a photo: https://pixabay.com/p-746910/ public domain.
Anatomy is interesting! But darn it, trying to get pencil dark enough, even with my 6B pencil, is a chore.
This is a sketch for today.
I wanted to make it darker, but I ran out of time.
Of course, it’s not completely imagined, knowing me. https://pixabay.com/p-22197
Here – next day and photographed under yellow light bulbs – good grief, that makes the white look very yellow! Ag!!! :
6:00 in the morning, Thanksgiving, so I want to sketch a turkey for fun 🙂
I was filling a jar with cotton swabs and I thought, “How pretty!”
So, I’m drawing it on sketch paper. Some swabs are crammed up against the jar, some aren’t…And now I’ve got a big exploding arrangement of swabs in the jar. I’m never going to get the jar full, because I’ve been drawing this for a long time…
I want to show you the photo – I love it! https://www.flickr.com/photos/jumfer/8538274076
by Rikard Elofsson.
And yes, I’m drawing from looking at someone else’s photo, doggone it. But at least I’m drawing freehand. Graphite pencil and peach gum watercolor.