|A Quiet Exchange, graphite, 6 x 8, TMDD Series 2015|
|Rough Start, a working title, graphite, 6 x 8 TMDD IN PROGRESS|
I knew I was off to a rough start this morning when I almost fell through the glass shower enclosure and then had a toilet overflow. By the time I sat down to sketch, I knew I couldn't expect much. My pencil was out of control as the minutes ticked away. Composure finally returned five minutes before the Sun Torch turned off. This lovely lady with the smile will just wait till tomorrow for brilliant.
Yesterday's rendition of a serious Ellis listening to a friend came off a lot better. I had had no rude awakenings to raise my blood pressure. Done in the quiet of morning, this sketch was not affected by stress; it has painting possibilities. One of his eyes is a tad off, but overall that's my baby. Rough Start isn't even close to a likeness; I started it too close to the morning's irritations. I should have waited till one twenty over eighty returned and the bathroom floor was dry.
If you've been following my Thirty Minute Daily Drawing Series, you know there is no rule about finishing the sketch in that thirty minutes. The only rules are to draw daily. and stop on the half hour--don't make a big deal out of it. Next Monday, Daylight Savings Time begins. I will put away my Sun Torch till next October. I don't think I'll put my drawing equipment away though. Sketching has been a wonderful way to start the day, on a par with meditation.