The Art of Sandra Busby...
Painter of Playful Light in Glass and Still Life

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Warming up...




I thought I would spare you any more bear talk today, whilst I warm up for a new year of paintings! 

As I often do early on in the year, when the days are short and I've had a break, I tend to do a lot of  sketching, it helps to scratch that creative itch!

Here is one subject I particularly enjoy drawing... 



The Nose!





Or Honk...                                                                   Or Conk..



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The Hooter... 




      The Snout...                                                                     And the cute little button...



         

These rather odd projections which protrude from our faces make the perfect subjects to draw. They are all so different!

And I think it's a good idea to concentrate on one subject for a while. 
It's a really good way to get to know it well :0)

Did you know that noses never stop growing? Now there's a scary thought - Ooer!!

Anyway, enough nosey nonsense! I will be sharing a new glass sketch in my next post and then it's back to some painting - So watch this space :0)

                                          

15 comments:

  1. In my "younger" days, I used to sketch noses....then mouths...of course, my favorite sketches that I did was always eyes..
    Your noses are wonderful...good practice for all of us..! I love your button nose sketch.... I look forward to your glass sketch..!!!

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  2. A great selection of nose sketches. It's funny how many different types there are!

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  3. Now there's some pretty cool honkers!!
    Von :)

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  4. Lovely variety Sandra, you have captured them all well.

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  6. What a wonderful parade of noses, Sandra! Very beautiful drawings, you're so talented! :)

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  7. awesome nose post... your skills are nothing to sniff at that's for sure!!!!

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  8. One of those parts that I could not manage while drawing faces, so I gave up drawing :-(

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  9. Love your noses, Sandra! What about one more, before you leave the land of noses? ... the schnoz??? :)

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  10. That is definitely a scary thought! But what a great variety of noses. What a great idea to concentrate on a particular subject and explore that in all its variety. I regularly despair when drawing a portrait when it comes to the nose. They always end up looking somehow stupid. I should probably spend some time just on them too. And on ears. And mouths, and eyes...

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  11. What a surprise - a little nose-ology to contemplate!

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  12. I was almost losing this interesting variety of noses. Well done Sandra. Have a great week! Ciao.

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  13. Hi Sandra. Haven't checked in for a while. Nice to see your keeping busy. You've certainly racked up some paintings. The anatomy of the nose is quite a complex thing isn't it! We focus a lot on the eyes but the nose is deceptively big (bigger on some than others).

    Cheers,
    James.

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  14. Wonderful noses, Oh no our noses keep growing ha ha.. that is a very sad thought!! ha ha.. love,Diana

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