Pulling Teeth

Pulling Teeth

Some interim art while I find time to sketch.


Kristie 11-01-05

Kristie, November 1, 2005

Sketch Project Week 1: Trying

So the first week fo this project came and went. I felt that fear as I was sketching. I came to a point in my first sketch where I gave up on myself and just started doing. Just sketching... sketching. I don't think like it came out like anything good. I was looking at my friend and drawing him at the perspective I was looking at Brandon. In my second sketch with Chanelle, I got a little more comfortable, but then again, the angle to which I was looking at her was slightly skewed. But as I sketched along, I got a bit more comfortable with not being perfect... and just doing. It felt good.


From Left to right, Channelle and Brandon.

I also realized that as I was sketching, I was deciding on starting from different points in the lines I was looking at. With brandon, I started with his left eye, and with Chanelle, I started sketching from her hair. If you look at the sketches and skew them quite a bit... It would probably make for a better portrait.

The last two sketches from that evening, were of Jason and Jessica. I felt slightly comfortable with making the wrong strokes with Jason's lines... it ended up looking disproportionate from reality... and I guess I'm okay with that. Jessica's image was rendered with full line gestures throughout. Letting my pencil lightly touch the paper as I went along with each line.


Her image came out the most accurate of the first four sketches I've done. I'm glad.

The next day, I decided to force myself to sketch again with some color, and also sketch some strangers at a nearby coffee shop that I used to frequent. The results are quite different but the feeling was the same. I started from right to left, the figure in the middle is Jared.


The Sketch Project started with this post and the Manifesto is here.


Cristina 10-21-05

Sketch of an old friend Cristina.

The Sketch Project: Manifesto

Here's my initial draft of the "Sketch Project," manifesto:

  • Every week, I will post a sketch.
  • It can be old, or new.
  • Every week, I will write about progress or regressions toward this project.
  • Everyday I will remind myself that it's not about the mistakes I make, it's about how much I can grow and be wise about the mistakes I'm not willing to make.

If you want to find out some of the personal motivations for this project, please visit this post: The Sketch Project.