Day 4 at Home: Drawing Over and Over

Drawing from home is going to be a mixed bag, but I’m going to trust that over time things something will come out of drawing over and over. It has to, right?

No color again, here are some sketches. The son, the daughter, the cat and some stuff.

In a house where we’re all reluctant to clear up, there are a lot of interesting “Accidental Still Life” situations to sketch. Like this one. I can’t say why The No Face coin bank came down to join the bottle of honey at the breakfast table. But it stayed there. And the morning shadows are long and lovely.

Drawing and painting without color doesn’t come easy to me, I am always so tempted to just go add color. And I do, once in a while, but right now seems like a good time to try and work in just line. One of my favorite parts of doing stuff outside what I usually do is that it’s a chance to look at and think about the work of people who do just that thing really well.
Two artists who come to mind immediately are Mark Anderson (scroll down to before his work-at-home sketches to where he was working only in black and white) and Paul Heaston.


About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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4 Responses to Day 4 at Home: Drawing Over and Over

  1. marta traughber says:

    That is the problem with sketching at home. I draw the same things over and over again.


  2. Bonnie Hasan says:

    What! Haven’t you seen what Shari Blaukopf can do with her wheelbarrow? And it never even changes position.

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