Sketchbook Charcoal – Ram and Bear Cub
Working on the ram and bear cub this week reminded me of the larger bear cub charcoal Hide-and-Seek, which I did a couple years ago. Similar to this drawing, it was a story piece, incorporating expressions to bring about character of the subjects.
All those years of teaching writing have etched the all-too-familiar questions that help develop setting, character, motives, plot, etc. into my brain. What is the relationship between the bear cub and the ram? Is the ram annoyed, mischievous, or affectionate? How did the bear cub or ram end up in his current predicament? What happened just before? What will happen next? That is the general idea anyway.
As I was working on this sketch I came up with a couple storylines, however I have purposely left it untitled. Please feel free to come up with your own story idea. If you do send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear your story.
Becoming a vendor at the Millarville Farmer’s Market has been a valuable experience. Besides actually selling prints, originals, and cards, many other benefits have come from this journey. The way people respond to each piece gives great information to help guide me as to how I want to direct my art focus. Whether it be other artists, customers, or just “window-shoppers”, knowing what draws them in and why has been very encouraging and energizing. The exposure of my art pieces and potential commission work is another great spinoff. One other benefit has been “talking shop” with a veteran artist. Hearing her art story and the many lessons she has learned on her journey has been invaluable.
As-fun-as the market has been art is still more fun for me, so back to the art. Thought I would post a sneak-peak…what is on the easel.
Sun, summer, and art, could there be a better combination? Looking forward to some great drawing time this week. Keep posted for the update and enjoy the summer.
Spring is like earth’s orchestra coming together to compose a beautiful song.
With spring on the horizon, I find that I pick up my sketchbook more often. This week’s quick sketch was refreshing, reflecting on the new songs that new life brings. The graphite sketch is on a toned, medium surface paper. White charcoal was added to blend and highlight fur texture.