Monday, February 13, 2012

Zoë Sketch and More Pix

It was a cold, blustery weekend so we pretty much stayed in except for a car trip out to Fort Dickens yesterday afternoon. While I was lounging indoors I attempted a couple of sketches. I am quite pleased with the one of Zoë.

While I was looking up a crossword answer about a composer/poet/playwright, I came across a very interesting picture of a man with a long face and very full lips that I thought would be fun to try to sketch. Unfortunately, the info doesn't appear with the picture, so even though I spent way too much time trying to find it again online, I am unable to identify him, but here he is anyway.

I really didn't capture him all that well, but decided to share anyway. If I ever run across him again, I will make a note of who he is and let you know.

I also have some lovely pix to share. It is beautiful here even when it is cold.

It is supposed to be in the high 50s today and then return to the mid-70s. I just finished my hour in the fitness room and am enjoying my first cup of coffee. We are planning to do a bit of running today and will probably stop at Joe Patti's for some shrimp and maybe some fish fillets as well. I may buy some of their gumbo to bring home.

I will try to do some more sketching once I spend some time watching the videos that I've downloaded on my iPod touch from iTunes University.  I have one on life drawing that has 3 videos and a class on drawing that has 9 videos. I've had to cancel lots of apps to have room for these, but I think it is worth it. These apps still live on my desk top computer at home and can be reinstalled whenever I find the room for them. I knew I should have bought the 32 GB instead of the 8 GB, it was only $100 more and would have been totally worth it. Ah, hindsight.......

I hope you are safe and warm and are finding time for your creative pursuits,



  1. Like your sketches, I tend to avoid portraits, maybe you are encouraging me with these to give them another go. Lovely photographs too.

  2. Your drawing of Zoe is good. You've captured something there that is rare IMO.

  3. the color of the photograph is just aswsome!!!! Beautiful

  4. Wonderful sketch of Zoe! And your photos are breathtaking. Wish I could be there.

  5. beautiful sketches! Especially of Zoe ^^ Again, as always... marvelous photography!

  6. What an adorable child! You really captured his eyes.