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"MR. LONELY"
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Just let me know...if you get bored with these. I have many to share that have now been saved on a disk. 


Saturday I had another question directed to me in the comments. This time, it was Sandra. She asked: "Do you sketch from looking at the subject or from photos or both and can you sit and look at me and sketch me?"

Good question! To answer: Honestly, unless you're willing to pose for me for days, I NEED a PHOTO instead. For many reasons tho. If I have just a subject to look at in person, the shadows differ by the minute, movement and depth disappear and reappear in other areas. I would like to say I throw caution to the wind, but I try too much for perfectionism, and a live subject is not there for me like a photo. If it's landscape I still need a photo because of lighting and shadows. For most of my drawings, I usually take a week to 10 days to finish a sketch...so, I need a permanent guide and use of a photo supplies that need. Granted I have done some by memory of faces. A few come to mind and I have that to share later...I will point them out to you. Some sketches I begin just "pops out" for me and I add a bit here and there from looking at the original photos.  I do play around somewhat, but not often.  And, I must be VERY familiar with the face in order to accomplish what I see in my mind. 90% of the time, tho, it's a photo guide for me.  Thanks for asking.


The  hand on the Cross [Easter sketch], Howling Wolf, Iris blossom, Fox


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23 comments :

  1. I can't even pick a favorite. I love them all.

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  2. Hello, Anni! You are talented. I love all the sketches. The Howling wolf is a favorite.
    Wishing you a great day!

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  3. Who could get tired of looking at your wonderful art? Certainly not me. Keep them coming for as long as you want. :-)

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    1. Thanks, will do. In between day trippin'.

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  4. keep posting! I love seeing them. maybe I will be inspired to try again myself. love the fox but love them all. thanks for the info on my question..

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    1. It was a great question. I like the fox too. (Not my drawing per sè, but the animal)

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  5. No matter how you get there when sketching, the end results are wonderful. Thank you for sharing and please show us more!

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  6. I say keep them coming also. You are doing so well what I so wish I could even a little bit. The fox got me. I think the fox is my spirit animal.

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    1. Wondering now what my spirit animal is. Hafta find out.

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  7. You are very talented Anni, your artwork is excellent. Thank you for this very detailed description of how you interpret your art. I found it very interesting. Happy New Year!

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  8. I admire your ability to capture all that detail in a sketch.

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  9. I'm loving these. The fox is my favorite this time.

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  10. All of these are amazing! I love them all!

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  11. These are absolutely wonderful...I know I say that in some form every time you show something but I mean every word of it. Sandra's question was a good one.

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