September Sketches

Got really committed to drawing this month.  Started watching Alphonso Dunn’s excellent art tutorials on You Tube.  Then just started sketching stuff — stuff around the house, mostly stuff in view from the couch:

Looking up…

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to the right…

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to the left…

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Then started sketching stuff at work:

Looking up…

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to the right…

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to the left…

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Then started sketching outside stuff:

Mission & Cortland in Bernal Heights…

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Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park…

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The yellow tinge comes from my scanner…

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Sometimes it happens, sometimes not…

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At first, everything was sketched with a plain mechanical pencil.  Then I got some archival-ink pens…

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I love how the ink makes things pop.  Some shading stays in pencil…

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I can also print things out and add color:

My son’s middle school in crayon…

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Dolores Park, too…

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I like drawing.  It clears my head of words.  It centers me in whatever I’m sketching.  I move my hand in rhythm to my breath, follow my heart, and ignore that little voice in my head that says I can’t draw.  When I can’t ignore it, I just agree, then go on drawing one breath after another.

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