Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A few distractions

I've been taking an art class on Monday evenings and trying to improve my penciling.  This was my first try after many years:
It's far from perfect, but its a starting point.  I need to work on my shading a lot more.  One of the guys in my class is unbelievably good at it.

Next I decided to try some pastel chalk drawing.  I've never used it before so I decided to start with something I thought would be easier than a face:

I'm working on a new pastel chalk that is secret.  it's going to be a gift for someone.  I'll post it when I finish and give it to the recipient.  I would post my work in progress, but the person reads this blog occasionally.


  1. Hey, Todd, those are awesome! I draw, too...or at least, I used to, it's been a while. And I have to say I am one shady artist...what's up with that, shouldn't shading be really boring? It totally makes me happy.

  2. Wow! An artist, too? These are great!

    I'm lucky to draw stick figures. I think that's why I liked taking pictures, since I couldn't draw worth sh*t!

  3. Teri, it has been almost 25 years since I've drawn anything, so it was fun. I'm getting my eye back, I can really see it on the one I am working on. I can't wait to show it.

    Thanks Stacy! I am trying tap in to that right side of the brain.

    Thank you both for the kind words! =)

  4. Todd, these are very impressive! I have no talent when it comes to art but I love looking at it and appreciating it. Great job!

  5. Thanks Karen! I appreciate your appreciation! =)

  6. These are wonderful! Thanks for the share. Looking forward to seeng more of these.

  7. Thank you Karen and Elizabeth! I am enjoying getting back into it. =)


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