While I wait for both supplies and muse guidance and cooperation from the weather for larger projects, I continue to sketch and draw.
I can hardly begin to describe the pleasure the act of drawing brings. It is so different than painting or any other form artistic creation. Its pure comfort to apply graphite to paper and I haven't done enough of it in the last year, so I need to add to my list the production of several pieces in graphite or charcoal.
I have done a sketch of my mother in graphite in a small square sketchbook. I started this in bed last night, from a photo I had taken of her a couple of years ago. My mother does NOT like to have her photo taken or her portrait drawin either for that matter, so this image of her smiling is a rarity as she wasn't aware of me taking it at the time.
I like creating a study before a drawing. Its my 'warm up' before I get going and gives me time to work out placement, values, likeness, etc. From here I will enlarge it onto a sheet of ...Stonehenge perhaps. I haven't used that for some time and love the soft surface. Then graphite? Charcoal?
The muse will decide.