Life Drawing Sketches 2012.03.13

 I got my old flatbed-scanner working again thanks to a program called VueScan. So much better than using my camera!

5 minute sketch by David Meldrum

2 minute sketch by David Meldrum
5 minute sketch by David Meldrum

2 minute sketch by David Meldrum
10 minute sketch by David Meldrum
5 minute sketch by David Meldrum

2 minute sketch by David Meldrum

Lunch Sketch #7

I am struggling with this, my colours are becoming muddy. Still, it’s a learning process, I am discovering and experimenting but most importantly, it makes me happy.

Lunch Sketch #7 ( second lunch break )

I am finding it hard to find time to illustrate and paint during my lunch periods right now. I do have time, I just need the office to be calm when I illustrate and it has not been of late. Such is life….

Arnold

Lunch Sketch #7

I thought it would be a good painting exercise to capture Arnold Schwarzenegger’s muscles with water colour. This will probably take a whole week of lunchtime sketching, this is day Nr. 1.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Lunch Sketch #6

I am getting more ambitious with my lunchtime sketching, this time I used real watercolour paper, taped onto board. The painting took three lunch breaks to complete also and not the usual one. I am trying to be more patient when I paint, I think three hours is a long time while professional portrait artists can spend one hundred hours easily on just one painting, I have room to improve my level of patience.

Neil Young

SketchCrawl.com

I just joined SketchCrawl.com, a forum for people who want to be both sketcher and socialite. For one day, every few months there is a world-wide sketching day, local groups from all around the globe go out and draw and then post the results on the forum. I think this is a wonderful idea and I plan, for the first time, to join the next Stockholm SketchCrawl. Enrico Casarosa founded the forum, SketchCrawl back in 2006 (not 100% sure of that date) and has been growing in popularity ever since.


Enrico Casarosa as the founder

Life Drawing 2012

Here are my Life Drawing sketches from this year so far.

Life Drawing by David Meldrum 2012

Lunch Sketch #5

I started this yesterday but was unable to complete due to my work getting in the way. I have to consider this as a failure in one respect, namely that it does not resemble the singer! But that’s life, I’ll do it better next time.

Morrissey? (Not really.)

Lunch Sketch #4

I must admit, it is hard to finish a sketch during ones lunch break; today it was complete sometime between – afterwork and the evening meal. The sketch took one and a half hours to complete, I am learning a lot by my mistakes and there were plenty!

Jeff Bridges?