Friday, January 15, 2010

Beginning to enjoy what IS

A couple of sketches I wanted to share with you. As you know my artmaking & creativity level has been hit and miss for some time now so when I was inspired to go and grab my journal and pencils last nite I went with the flow. A new season of Project Runway came on and I had just finished flipping through my daughter's Teen Vogue mag (I tucked an issue into her Christmas stocking, love the size of that thing - it's so cute & compact) and it was the push I needed I guess.

I've never been much of a fashionista, but I do love the poses and many moods they achieve in those photo spreads! Plus just working in pencil and having no color to rely on was very freeing in a way believe it or not. I think I forgot how much I LOVE to draw :>
Another reason I've been thinking sketches lately, is that I decided to sign up for Misty Mawn's Portrait Drawing class which starts tomorrow, I really feel the need to get back to my artistic roots of drawing & illustration...

The sketches below were done by my daughter, she loves to draw & sketch too, only she prefers drawing anime/manga etc. She also has a really good eye for life drawing, she just needs to keep at it - hint, hint sweetie if you read this :>

© 2010 Sarah Mark

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I hope you find the time to indulge your senses this weekend and surround yourself with whatever makes your heart light, whether it's through art, music, food or family & friends - enjoy!

"When you stop comparing what is right here and now
with what you wish were, you can begin to enjoy what is."
-- Cheri Huber


Jennifer White said...

You REALLY jumped on our first week's lesson... and it's absolutely fabulous, Laura... I'm going to jump in Saturday or Sunday ;-)

Jackie said...

Your drawing is beautiful. I am taking Misty Mawns class too.I look forward to seeing more of your work:)

PeregrineBlue said...

I'm just blown away at how you have mastered the art of portraiture. And always that glimpse of you in every one. Keep it up, you are a pro.

Regina said...

simply gorgeous, Laura!
I hope your daughter will continue with her drawing, too!

Martha Lever said...

Hi Laura! You drawing is fabulous. Thanks for visiting today and for your comment. I have already done Misty's first lesson and am ready for more!

Susan Tuttle said...

i'm drawn to her marvelous eyes:)

big hugs to you my friend:)