So I almost totally forgot about Draw a Bird Day yesterday. By the time I remembered I had already submitted my blog post for the day and it was really late and I was really tired. So I just did this very quick 30 second doodle of a completely random bird and then closed my sketchbook and went to sleep. I didn’t post it yesterday and it was technically after midnight when I drew it … but I promise I did actually draw it before going to bed. Trust me, if I had waited until today to draw it it probably would have turned out much better. I’ll leave it to Laura to decide whether that counts or not.
For today I just picked another random photo from Something To Draw. I’m sliding back into my old routine awfully quickly. I suppose that’s a good thing though. Hopefully I’ll actually be able to keep track of the days of the week this week so that I can remember Figure Drawing Thursday. I owe my Mr. Mannequin about a thousand apologies at this point. Anyway, today’s random photo was submitted by Monsieur Lazaro. I picked it for the funky perspective. I’m not sure I quite nailed it but I’m not entirely unhappy with the results. It was a very cute photo.
Last but not least (at least as far as quantity is concerned), I finally took all of the pictures of my Dr. Sketchy’s drawings from last night. Most of them are completely terrible but that’s pretty much the nature of speed drawing from models, at least for me. It was my first time attempting timed drawing with charcoal so that was a bit of a new experience. The charcoal wasn’t being entirely cooperative but it was definitely a worthwhile endeavor.