Having been brave enough to share my drawing of a mountain with you I thought I would have another attempt at a sketch of something else. So I thought I would have another try at drawing a person.
Here it is, Jackie. Now I have tried and finished portraits of people before using pastels. I have even tried a self portrait. These I have always done from a number of photographs. I have never just sat and drawn.
I hope you notice I am not calling it a drawing but a sketch. I need somebody to tell me how, using pencils I make this into a fully fledged drawing of this person. How to I get those lovely textures so many of you are able to do?
Ruby in her blog said you either have it or you do not. I don’t think I have but I might try to find it.
I mention her because today she is off to the hospital for tests, but more importantly she is one of those who I was talking about in my other blog who always seems to see the positive and good in all things. I know some of you like me follow her blogs.
Jackie the old lad in the portrait is another of that ilk. He only ever sees the very best in everything and everybody.
I know he would laugh out loud if he heard me saying, “I hope I am like him when I am old.”
I am not sure I have managed to capture that wry smile of his; I might even have made him looked surly.
OK Katherine just for you. This is a sketch, done by a pencil.
Keep looking on the good side. This is the way of the Tao.
This blog is linked to my other. It All Depends Where You Are