A Drawing Update


At the worktable with a sketch of one brother in gentlemanly coats with a coffee mug and laptop to the side.

Hello friends!

I hope you’re having a great Spring Season. Whelp. I owe you an update. It’s been long overdue, mostly because I haven’t really been practicing.

I need to practice more often. I’ve been thinking of streaming my drawing practices live (to keep me accountable, even more so). Plus, I like the idea that you can watch my learning process, rather than my edited version of each stage in the learning process. It would be a very raw look at learning in public. Let me know if that is something you would want to watch.

So, I’ve been working on drawing some of the Arbor Fall Festival characters. This drawing thing is a constant work in progress. Sharing it with you sometimes is terrifying, but I do think there’s a ton of growth and accountability in sharing with you each stage of the process. This is just a sketch and lacks all the fun things like light, colors, and backgrounds.

I used Adobe Photoshop to sketch the taller of the two gentlemen. I tried to mimic the Song of the Sea style, which I’m pretty certain I didn’t nail (lol at all). I also tried to express a pompous type of posture and confident facial expressions. Lot’s more work ahead :)

A raw sketch of one of the brothers in gentlemanly coats from the Arbor Fall Festival, pointing his finger, questionably.

Here’s an excerpt from Chapter Fourteen on the day of the Arbor Fall Festival I've been working on:

It wasn’t the judges that spoke,
but instead the two brothers in gentlemanly coats.
“Can you hear us there in the back,” asked the taller of the two.
A squeaky voice from the very back row,
yelled “ya betcha, mister fellow.”
“Great, great, let’s get on with the show,”
said the taller of the two.
Then the other brother cleared his throat,
“Let me introduce our last contestant to you folks,
a natural beauty, with a healthy foundation, an actual northern red oak.”

That's it for now!

Thank you so much for reading. I hope you’re having a lovely April so far. Personally I'm thrilled to finally hear birds out my window.

If you’re new here, I want to welcome you. This is a little series I began way back in September 2020, Learning in Public, in which I take you along as I navigate learning how to draw and story tell. If you’d like to start from the beginning, you can start here with the first post, an introduction of sorts.