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!
Done in pencil, col-erase, and ballpoint pen on regular paper. As always, I didn't quite match the proportions correctly...but I still like it for what it is. Also...the ink really warped the paper, so this scan is kind of wavy in the hair from the sheen of the ink wrinkles. I guess next time I am going to have to use some illustration board for this type of process.
Here is another picture of Otis. I drew this in graphite and col-erase on printer paper. I am not too happy with some of the fur texture...but the drawing is decent. Here is a link to the previous finished drawing I did of Otis.
This is going to be a gift for my brother for Christmas this year...he has no choice but to like it because he is my brother.
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