Daily Sketch, December 5, 2012

I was looking through photographs that I’d taken from years ago, and I found one where everyone else was engaged in talk, flipping burgers on the grill, turned away from the camera, but my niece was posing, staring at me, an energetic focus in a mediocre photo, and I decided that I had to draw her.

A drawing in progress

I am drawing using an wacom intuos tablet, a stylus, and Painter 12 software.

I like to start with a neutral color canvas, so that I can draw in darks and lights.

Here are screen shots while a drawing progressed on December 4, 2012.



If you could zoom in and see my pen strokes, you’d see that the image is drawn with very loose and, often,  scribbled lines.