I appear to have a sudden spurt of blogging inspiration. :]
Anyway, I'm here to share with you a little secret......
I love to draw.
That doesn't mean I'm good at it, though. But I love, love, LOVE to draw- faces, particularly. They make me really happy.
I'm sure looking at my creations doesn't make anyone else happy, though. They look terrible most of the time.
Anyhow, I recently became interested in using charcoal pencils.
See, I have been reading a completely amazing series that stole my heart, called The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme. It's like Narnia and LOTR and Prydain all mixed together with a semi-sci-fi feel, even though the book isn't actually... um.... sci-fi. :P
Anyway, it's a really amazing series. (Review coming soon.....)
I've been so inspired and captured by the books that I...... *gulp* ...... drew some of the characters.
I don't know WHY I did, but we had a little lull in the history reading during school one day, and on the lined notebook paper that I was supposed to be taking notes on, I drew a face.
It looked like a character from the book. Sort of.
I continued drawing.
Pretty soon, I had a face that I felt looked pretty similar to the character Amariel, who is a merrow (basically a mermaid, but totally awesome).
I moved my pencil down to the lower third of the paper and drew another face.
It kind of looked like another character, Char. He's NOT a merrow. Just plain ol' human, but he totally rocks. :]
Thus encouraged and very excited by drawing someone else's characters so successfully (at least I felt so), I have been setting myself to the task of drawing the entire cast.
That almost rhymed.
Did you catch that? Task and cast. They almost..... no? Fine.
Anyhoo and fibber-o-loo, after all that drawing with a Ticonderoga Number Two pencil, I started itching for some charcoal pencils, because shading and all that looking realistic business just comes easier that way ;)
I found two softs and a medium around the house-- but the only suitable paper was watercolor paper. Haha..... the texture and grooves in the paper were very deep. But I would work with it until I could get my hands on proper charcoal paper.
Anyway, I just wanted to share with you some of my very, very amateur creations using charcoal pencils. I'll save the Ven Polypheme drawing for another post.
The first is only a small part of a face. I only had room to draw that much-- the rest of the paper was covered in more hideous sketches ;)
I like the eye.
I drew this next person without outlining it beforehand-- and I couldn't find my charcoal pencil eraser so I couldn't fix anything.... *looks sheepish* 'Tis not very good, but whatever... I had fun shading him. My fingers were completely black because I didn't make a stub.
Terrible drawing. Told you.
My fourth drawing (yes, I'm not showing you number three and number one...) is the one I'm most proud of so far.
And it's actually not a person, oddly enough ;)
My proportions are completely out of whack, and my tree is a wreck.
But besides that, I didn't think it looked too bad.
Oh yeah-- and the houses are shameful....... and my grass doesn't look that great, and, and and.....
I'll stop making excuses-- here's the picture:
It's not too bad, right?
Detail on castle:
Detail on person:
The birds flying around over the sea make me kind of happy...
Anyway, that was just a little piece of randomness from my life ;) Now you know why it takes me forever to finish math..... I start sketching. Can't help it. Drawing beats 6 + (xy + 3x) - (-y (23z) 14) = 0 any day.
*looks at conjured up math problem*
I don't even think that equation works.......
Ah, well. Catch you folks later :D