I got behind on my daily drawing/sketching challenge, so last night I did three. I proclaim that it is NOT cheating to "catch up." I'm still trying to get more disciplined.
Above is a "be nice to myself" purchase. An 8 inch sized doll that is part of a Storybook Series (from China, to be sure) that enchanted me. Believe it or not I did NOT get either of the ones with sheep! This one reminds me of myself and the many times I've been called "contrary." The best part though? She has a music box that plays "You are my sunshine."
This is a rendering of a pickelhaube (spiked helmet) from the NY Times magazine. Considering I was using a simple ball point pen, I'm quite pleased with the results. I have an increased sense of why my European relatives immigrated then the Prussians were expanding their domain.
Another rendering of a scene in Great Britain. Trying to capture values, textures, contours from a grainy color photograph was a challenge. I am happy with the contrast between organic tree shapes and geometric building shapes. Might be worth an attempt at an abstracted painting.