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

Thursday, 23 October 2014

#Inktober continued...

Days 15 - 21
Last week I had fun playing with perspective.

Well, this week I had the not so bright idea of sketching a few portraits of various bloggy pals, only I quickly realised that once I had posted them, I probably wouldn't have any bloggy friends left!!! 

It was too late to catch up by replacing my sketches with other things. So I stuck with a few but quickly moved on to our dog, Sherlock, who I can practically draw with my eyes shut and our Grandson, Casey-James - Neither of whom knows how to be offended! :0)

So, these were about getting a vague likeness in a short time. Usually I spend hours on a serious portrait - these sketches took minutes - Forgive me!!


Day 15:  I quite like this one...





Day 16: But this one, I aged her by about 10 years! Oops!...



Day 17: I like this one...


Day 18: This one went catastrophically wrong... (sorry!)



Day 19: Easy-peasy...



 Day 20: I'm reasonably pleased with the likeness for such a short sketch...


 Day 21:



Day 22: This is Hubby's favourite...


I haven't written any names, for fear of getting sued! Next week, I'll do something less risky!!! ...What was I thinking?? Gaaaagh!! 


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36 comments:

  1. Like any good artist, you were being ambitious and daring. Love your sketches, Sandra, especially the ones of Sherlock!! He is a very goo model :)
    Kathryn XX

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    1. Thanks Kathryn... I like the ones of Sherlock too - I find him very easy to draw :0)

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  2. They are fabulous, I wish I could do them half as well. There is one particular drawing that I love. Think you know which one and it is fabulous. I love it and the person. Your sketches are amazing.
    Von.

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    1. Yes, I can guess the one Von - I don't think she has seen it yet... Either that or she is so insulted that she's no longer speaking to me! Gulp! ;0)

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    2. Hardly insulted... In fact I teared up a little bit... And good tears too... Of course I think I deserve a special thank you as I gave kindly provided bugger all hair to draw... Which makes it easier I would think... Love you both to bits...xx

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    3. Oh yes you absolutely do Tracey! It was the easiest eyebrow I've ever drawn, that's for sure, lol! ;0)

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  3. Ha, well I'm flattered that you drew me and amongst such great company as well! You've totally made up my mind to grow my hair though-am not liking it here at all and that's not a reflection of your drawing as you've dive it exactly as it is! ! Love Sherkock's sketches-he's got a face to be painted!

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    1. Lol, thanks Nic - actually I am quite sure it is my sketch and not your hair that is the issue! :0)

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  4. Oh Sandra...you just made me chuckle!!! So funny! LOVE, LOVE these sketches...Sherlock is amazing!!!

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    1. Thanks Hilda! Very scary post indeed! :0)

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  5. Funny sketches, original the first! Arianna

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    1. Thanks Arianna - I think the first is the winner! Everyone seems to like that one the most :0)

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  6. These are all great. I love the Sherlock and frisbee one.
    I'm way behind on this, so kudos to you for continuing.

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    1. Thank you... Not anymore Sue - I have been so busy on the latest bear that I only did one this week! Gaagh!

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  7. I like the first one too, in fact I like them all!

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    1. It seems the first is the favourite! Quite whether the model will like it remains to be seen - Eek!! ;0)

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  8. I love it... Seriously love it... It was a touch confronting taking and using the photo with the whole chemo hair thing but it is lovely as a drawing... Thank you sooo much ... I am touched and honoured

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    1. Phew! I am so glad you are still talking to me! It occurred to me that I ought to have asked! I liked it best because of the composition I think - and there was less to draw so more chance of a likeness! ;0)

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  9. These sketches are wonderful, Sandra! I love them all! I recognised the first two instantly....well done on all!

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    1. So I guess we must follow the same bloggers Serena? So similar tastes. Great minds!!
      Thanks so much for leaving a comment - Makes my day when another pops up! :0)

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  10. You are so funny! I had to laugh at your comments - but all your work strikes me as filled with energy and joy! What could be better than that?

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    1. Thanks Susan! It seems everyone took their sketchy faces very well considering! :0)

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  11. Sandra, your portraits are AWESOME!!
    Happy Painting,
    Nora

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  12. Bonjour ma chère amie,

    Je ne sais pas si tu es satisfaite ou pas Sandra, mais tes dessins sont adorables.
    Je les aime beaucoup, ils ont une vie et à tout instant je m'attends à ce qu'ils se mettent en mouvement !
    Continue de nous séduire...

    Gros bisous ☂

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    1. Merci Martine. Vous êtes très gentil: 0)

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  13. Great sketches, Sandra! I particularly like the last one!
    Marielle

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    1. Thank you very much Marielle! I think that's one of my favourites too :0)

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  14. I think your portraits all look great, and I especially like the soft inky effect of the human ones. And all your subjects seem very pleased with them. For me, that's always the ultimate test - If they like it and recognise themselves, then one did a good job.

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    1. Thanks Kay. There were one or two disasters, but usually we don't show those ones do we! ;0)

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  15. i love to see your sketches. so inspiring. wonderful work...all...even what you call disasters!!

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    1. Hi Suz
      Thank you!
      I never did finish Inktober. Had to prioritize and get a commission completed! It's done now and having a little break while I contemplate new directions for 2015 :0)

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  16. I'm so impressed with all of your sketches - jealous too. One of these days, I hope to be able to draw and paint people. Sigh.....
    I'll be sure to check back to see your next ones.

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    1. You are so kind to drop by and leave a comment, thank you Nancy! And you leave me a little confused... From what I can see on your own blog, you paint beautifully! I need to get back to my studio! Pre-Xmas chores have been getting in the way as they always do at this time of year. But, I'm getting the creative itch!

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  17. Great sketches, Sandra and then you don't post for three weeks :0) but who am I to talk? I haven't done any drawing/painting for 8 months ... but now I'm back, and as it was you that got me blogging in the first place I thought I had better report for duty to your blog ... so ... here I am!

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    1. Hi John
      I am really glad to see you back! And yes, I have neglected my blog for a few weeks. Mainly because of a commission I have been working on (now complete) but I have been unable to share in case the recipients see it (it's a gift for their parents). And of course the lead up to Xmas means shopping begins to take over! But I am twitching to get back in to the studio to paint! Hopefully I'll be back on track in a couple of weeks :0)

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