Merry Christmas everyone...and welcome to my blog post. These are some sketches that I did for family and friends between freelance jobs. I really like doing these sorts of things the most, as they are the most personal to me. As an artist, it is my duty as well as my pleasure to be drawing as much as I can, so it is always best when I can draw things that I care about. I hope to draw all my friends at some point, so if I didn't make it to you in time for Christmas, perhaps in the near future I will. I have been drawing every day for about 3-4 hours each night (sometimes more). Some nights yield more productive sketches, while others offer mindless, throwaway doodles. It's all good.
I would like to say something about the last to images. These are my aunt, uncle, and cousins. The first sketch was done from random photos. I was fairly happy with the drawing, but it felt a bit generic to me. A couple days later, I came across their Christmas card and realized that I needed to redo the drawing. It is sometimes hard as an artist to redo things...you want to move on to other things, people, etc. I had to sacrifice a bit to redo this, but I am really glad that I did. I am still not completely satisfied with how my aunt and uncle turned out, but I think it looks much closer/better overall, and it might be my favorite piece of this Christmas collection.
Anyway...cheers to all, have a happy holiday season, and enjoy!
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