Today happened to bring separate ink and charcoal sketches once more. Someone at work had a birthday today. I told her I would draw her a sketch of anything she wanted for her birthday. It seemed like an effective use of my time at work. Actually I hadn’t taken a lunch break yet so it was probably reasonable enough. She asked for a cat. Of course, it would have to be that. I warned her that I am terrible at drawing cats but told her I would give it a shot anyway. Since it was for her birthday I tried not to mess it up too badly. Then when that didn’t work out I just tried to do some damage control when I did mess it up.
I took a photo of the resulting drawing before I gave it to her. That’s my #inktober sketch for the day. I still can’t say that cats are exactly my strong suit but I do see to be improving at least a little. This one is slightly better than my last couple of attempts at drawing cats.
Then there was today’s #drawlloween prompt. It was “candy”. That doesn’t really seem like it should be a difficult prompt. I just had a hard time thinking of something related to candy that would look okay in charcoal. I always think of candy as being bright and colourful. Moments like these are what I keep my husband around for. He immediately thought of a candy bar. That seemed like a much better option than anything I was coming up with. Sadly I’m still struggling wit perspective (in both of today’s sketches) and apparently have trouble keeping my lines straight. It was still a good idea though.