Concepcion Each week at The Artistic Biker Live we highlight your works and use them to inspire others. This week’s easels are from Pamela French and Laura Church.
“Daily” “Random” Object drawing sketch
ALMOST every day I grab a “Random” Object out of my sack to draw. I like to do it first thing in the morning as it sets the tone for the rest of my day. Here are this week’s drawings and reference photos for you to play along.
I thought I would take a minute and walk you through my processes for the “Random” Object drawings.
1 Sketch in the broad shapes just as light as possible
2 Begin adding tonal edges
3 Begin filling in shadows
4 Watch for similar values blending into one another
5 Here I add “Shape” shading. The thing is both round and columnar so I lightly shade those shapes
6 I pay attention to reflected light AND reflected shadows
7 I got carried away with the shadow and made too distinct of a line
8 Lightly roll a kneaded eraser over it to lighten and blend it out
9 Sharpen my pencil and start working close up on making solid edges and blending them into their value edge
10 Contact shadows help distinguish edges of similarly valued shapes
11 Remember it is round and add shading to “The Dark Side”
12 Fuzzy edges make it look “sketchy” Clean them up with your kneaded eraser rolled into a point for exact work
13 The last thing I do is shade the entire image because nothing on the object is “white”
Here are this week’s ALMOST Daily “Random” Object Reference Photos for Daily Drawing
Mini Sunset Acrylic Painting
The minis are acrylic on the face of a regulation poker sized playing card.
Sand, gesso, and tape the borders
Allow background colors to flow
Feather with a soft brush
Apply paint outside border and feather into painting
Apply darker tones and feather
Begin adding details
Push the darks
You can watch a high speed version of this painting at The You Tube Here: