Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sketchbook Tour

I decided to do a little sketchbook tour of what I have in my current sketchbook. It's.... a bit scary actually. But, I know I love spying on other's sketchbooks, so, I am going to indulge you. A bit. I won't show EVERYTHING... my camera is less than ideal, and I do want to sleep some tonight. But I will let you have a bit of a peek- consider yourself highly favored. Maybe I will do this again down the road, and I pray you (and I) will detect something resembling improvement. :)

Well, apparently I can't just group them all together..... This could be special. This is going to be a very looooooooooooooooooooonnnnnngggggggggggg post.
Sometimes I tape reference photos inside to work on from time to time

Bright Star cover.. and my own critique notes...
Apparently the photos have a mind of their own in regards to their placement? Sigh... so annoying. Is it just me? Yeah.. it's gotta be me.
Princess Out of Bed plans..

I can put words here! Interesting.
A bit of Last Airbender there. I LOVE that show so very much!

"Mummy" drawing around the form.
Maybe in the future, both my drawing AND my blogging layout skills will be better. Reach for the stars, Mary!
Been practicing a bit of anime style lately...

Balsa from Moribito:Guardian of the Spirit... Such a good anime and novel. :)

<-- This area looks awkward. 

More words! Oh blogger you are so accommodating.
A kind of gesture drawing of Eliza Dolittle while watching My Fair Lady.

Contour practice.

A quick Dr. Who fandom.

Not my original design... and I cannot find where it came from! Grr.

Drawn outside in nature. I felt very... refined doing it? There was a baby deer behind me.

More nature!
It's like I am playing tag with where I can figure out I can put words...

From a book cover at work (the library) during lunch break. 
More words? Huh. This looks awful. 
Boring but important quick gesture drawings.

There you have it. It's late, and I am tired, but I am glad to share this. I really need to start a new painting project or something, and not JUST sketch around. 

Maybe the next tour will be amazing.

Still crossing my fingers about art school this Fall. My financial aid with all it's power to give and take has not arrived yet... Waiting waiting waiting.

God bless!


  1. draw gorgeously! I love the Bright Star cover and the anime (which I wish I could draw) and the adorable mouse in front of the door! Good luck with Art School!

  2. Ooooh, I always LOVE peeks into other people's sketchbooks! I love what you've been doing. :) Bright star and the mouse are my favorites. :) and the trees are very well done. Tress are hard.

  3. Mary, you are beyond beautiful---and your work is utterly gorgeous! Thank you for that glimpse into your work. (Gosh, you're talented!) I echo the admiration of the trees and the mouse. I also love the ballerina (contour practice).

    Praying for you and finicky financial aid. Miss you sister!

  4. Thanks for the tour, Mary! And I love how whimsical the post ended up turning out, even if it wasn't the way you planned it originally!

  5. The nature ones in particular look very promising!
    Keep it up! At 1 drawing per day, you'll improve immensely.
    I'm excited to compare drawings from when you first started, to the ones after you graduate :)

  6. Thanks so much guys!
    It's interesting that you should like the nature ones... drawing nature, especially on location, is kinda challenging for me, so that's encouraging to me.
    Yeah, I am into watching/drawing anime and, well, animated characters lately. The atmosphere those artist accomplish is so lovely!
    I was thinking about comparing my progress as well! I am excited- gives me something to hopefully look forward to.
    And thanks again y'all. :)