Friday, January 14, 2011

Sketchbook

~blind contour portraits~
~crossed legs~
~downtown~
Today and tomorrow I'm posting something a little different. I took part in the Sketchbook Project and my theme was "Make mine a double". So what I did was themed spreads - i.e. the subjects for the left and right sides were the same. Unfortunately I have an embarrassing confession: there were only 5 sketches that were good enough to share!  I really let time get away on me and had to scramble at the end, madly drawing to fill pages. NOT. GOOD. I wanted to complete it and send it in because I definitely want to take part next year. And I will create a sensitive, thoughtful book that I can proudly show : ) I did realize how much I'd missed sketching!

7 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

you are just too persnickity. I like drawings that look groping and weird. These are good ---(& the groping ones are probably better). lol. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Kim said...

Thanks Celeste. Yes - I like groping and weird too! It's just that these are the only 5 that have that! You gotta trust me on this one ; )

Sandra said...

It's lovely to see your sketches! It really is different and I'm glad you shared them. I need to sketch far more often than I do! :0D

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Kim, these are very lively and interesting. I think they are wonderful!

Aubrey Studebaker said...

I really like your interpretation of the theme. Great focus on line.

I'm participating in the sketchbook project as well & really glad that the deadline was extended to postmark on the 18th because mine is definitely not there yet!

Katie said...

Nice sketches! Blind contouring.. eh! So interesting! Havent done one of those in YEARS.

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Absolutely love your loose, liberated line (someday, I will grow up and use a pen). And your brush strokes are bold and delivered with confidence. Wonderful body of work.