So I'm following Candace who is inspiring me to continue sketching. But boy, did I have little knowing that this was going to happen. I bought a little sketchbook (she made the comment of having a small sketchbook to take with her everywhere) and I can't get enough of it! Every time I get the opportunity I pull it out. I even used it today in my class to give instructions in. Loving it!
We had our Ardent (www.ardentgathering.com) meeting last night where a few of us, including Candace, got together and talked about art, teaching, and whatever else came up. But I got the chance to see her sketches up close and personal. I'm floored by her ability to fill such a small space to the max! I'm having a hard time adjusting to keeping my hand elevated so that when I draw a line I don't dip it by my wrist falling off of the edge of the book. :/ Though I think I can get used to it. She had been practicing drawing birds, and that too inspired me.
When I was younger, learning to draw the figure n' such, I would fill pages with hands, heads, noses, mouths, etc. to get a better understanding of what I was drawing. Wanting to be a children's book illustrator I determined I best get movin' with the animals. :P So last night I sat down, did some googling, and decided to draw bears.
Then tonight I wanted to sketch another illo for IF's Island. As I began to draw I decided not to but to draw little fairy boys (to go with the Fairy Blessings). Yet, now that I think about it...they don't have any words associated with them. hummm...missed that. Yet their expressions are darling. As I drew them I began to think about how different they are from the girls. They're taller, skinnier, and more Peter Pan like...not wanting to grow up. And the moment they accept that love letter from a girl, they're doomed to being mushy for the rest of their lives. Boys have it so hard. :P