It is once again very late and I am completely exhausted. I hate computers. They are nothing but a nuisance. I actually did two sketches today but one of them went completely wrong and I all but scrapped it. This is the second one. I wanted to get at least one worthwhile sketch in despite my late start. This was once again based on a random photo from Something To Draw. It was submitted by mdiepraam. Once again I had to rescue a less than satisfactory line drawing with some pretty liberal shading to get a result that I was happy with. In the end I am relatively happy with it though. It doesn’t look too much like the actual subject but I like it nonetheless.
The first sketch I did on the other hand looks absolutely nothing like the subject and I’m fairly certain that no amount of shading could rescue it.
Remind me to always make sure I move the mouse off the refresh button before I start my sketch. It didn’t take me too long to select a photo I wanted to draw today. I chose a really interesting one of a baby that I thought would be quite interesting. Unfortunately about twenty seconds into my sketch (when all I had down was the outline of one side of the baby’s head) I accidentally refreshed the page and lost my reference photo. I mentioned that I hate computers, right?
These are the dangers of an over-reliance on Something To Draw. It’s a very useful site but it does result in the occasional… accident. Since I couldn’t erase what I had down and didn’t want to entirely waste the sketchbook page I just tried to make up the rest of the drawing. Needless to say, it didn’t really work out too well. Oh well, at least I didn’t blow too much time on it and in the end I was still able to get one good sketch in. All’s well that ends well.