Well I'm posting again, quite recently after my last one, so you might be able to tell that I'm feeling a bit more in the drawing mood! I don't know what's got me eagerly back behind my pencil, but I hope I don't jinx it by talking about it here! As weird as it sounds, I actually think it might be something to do with drinking lots of water. I've had really dry skin lately and I decided I wasn't drinking enough water. So yesterday evening and today, I kept drinking as much as I could, and as well as feeling better, I'm drawing better! Maybe my brain was all shrivelled like a raisin!
I took my sketchbook to work today. I'm the only one in the office at the moment since my colleague Sarah is away on holiday, so I thought I'd do some drawing on my lunch break. I was pleasantly surprised with what I came up with. I only drew two figures - not much, I know. However I was reasonably pleased with them and so I wanted to stop on a high in the hope that I would be more eager to pick up my pencil again soon.
You might notice a lack of hands on this first one:
I sort of just drew a figure without really thinking about what sort of pose it was striking and I couldn't decide what to draw the hands like. It was drawn with a china marker, which I enjoy using from time to time. However I decided to change medium for my second picture:
This one was drawn with a ball pen. I had more of an idea of the pose I wanted this time and I was pleased with the result. My knowledge of human anatomy leaves a little to be desired at the moment, but I hope to improve that with either some life drawing sessions or a good book on anatomy in the near future.
I'd like to thank "Jon", whoever he may be, for a good tip for getting out of artist's block (see the comments on my last post). Jon, maybe you could let me know where I could see some of your work?
Also, many, many thanks to Mel Milton who has been providing me with much needed encouragement in the comments of nearly every recent post of mine.