Friendly Face Day 31

Today’s prompt is librarian. Librarians are usually avid readers and I thought of drawing someone carrying books but then I thought someone reading a book would be better.

I did use a Sktchy reference photo but I took a lot of artistic license; basically, I used the book and winged the rest.

Friendly Faces Day 30

Today’s prompt is sleepy eyes. I felt like going rogue today and not use a reference for my character. I just plopped gouache on the paper and started making a head shape and I sketched features with pencil. Slowly a winter elf emerged. I added the snowflakes at the end. I was thinking of the peace and stillness I felt when there was a gentle snowfall and just standing there, taking it in. You could hear the flakes hitting leaves and autumn debris. A lot of times, major snowstorms would start quietly, with just gentle flakes. Snow didn’t come in like a thunderstorm. Many times snowflakes came in slowly, subtly and then they brought friends; more snow and wind.

So this elf is standing outside, taking in the peace of the quietly falling snow.

Friendly Faces Day 29

Today’s prompt is “tall” so it seemed appropriate to use the giraffe reference photos that I took last week at the Brevard Zoo.

The cool thing about this Zoo is that you can feed the giraffes.

Friendly Faces Day 19

Happy Memorial Day!

Today’s prompt is Pet’s face. I was going to sketch Chloe and Mack together, but it’s a small sketchbook and I would have to squeeze both on a 5×5 page, so I opted to do Mack this time. I’ll do a Sketch of Chloe later.

This is Mack just before his summer trim. Mack is a long haired Chihuahua and is the half brother to Chloe, who is a smooth coat Chihuahua. They share the same mother.

Friendly Face Day 11

Yep, I know I went backwards but there is no prompt for Sundays so I’ll use Sundays as make up days. This is the one I did Friday.

The prompt is “long.” Inspiration for this photo came from the Sktchy App.

Friendly Face Day 12

Day 12? Yup. Day 11 is complete but I was too exhausted to post yesterday. John and I ran out to do a few errands and I had a mishap where I gave my rib cage a good accidental whack because of my flip flops, which pretty much fouled the rest of my day. I am hoping I didn’t break any ribs. I got the sketch completed but pain has a way of clouding your “to do” list. I’ll

Today’s inspiration is “wide eyed.” The reference photo is from the Sktchy app where people from around the world post their photos in the hopes that an artist will use it. I’ve held on to this one in my queue for a while.

This sketch was painted in my homemade sketchbook using gouache on Stonehenge toned paper.