Drawing Archive

The purpose of this archive is to be a massive repository of my sketches. It’s got old stuff from my high school days, a few things from just after, and the recent drawings from posts on this site.ย I’ve included a slideshow at the top for some featured drawings, then at the end, I’ve dropped a large gallery of assorted drawings. The full image dump at the bottom should randomize in order every time you visit the page. Enjoy!

 

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These sketches were done in pencil, photographed using various smartphone cameras, some were then straightened up and possibly cropped or brightened if needed. I still have most of the originals, although a handful have been given away, usually to the subject of the drawing. I’m not certain about when they were all done, unfortunately I didn’t mark the backs with dates on any of the older ones.

The significantly older sketches were usually unmeasured and rough. Sketches from before I resurrected this website in August 2017, but after my high school days, were usually started with a grid to help with proportions. As I got more practice towards the fall/winter of 2017, I started sketching without measuring anything. In January 2018, I made my first attempt using color, and have continued on with color sketches (so far anyway).

 

6 comments

  • Deference to article author , some good entropy. “If you don’t leap, you’ll never know what it’s like to fly.” by Guy Finley.

    • Isn’t putting pencil marks into the shape of a person pretty much the opposite of entropy? I don’t really understand your comment, but thanks for checking out the blog.

  • Those are some fine, detailed, and very expressive drawings you have here ๐Ÿ™‚ Drawing humans must be one of the hardest thing to do, I think. Nice ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Alunaria! I guess it’s different for everyone, but the hardest thing for me is drawing backgrounds and scenery. The vast majority of my sketches have either minimal or no background around the subjects, mostly because I’m just not that good at it. I should probably work at that, to be honest. Practice might help!

      Me and scenery are sort of a chicken and egg thing, I think. Do I avoid backgrounds because I’m not good at them, or am I not good at backgrounds because I never practice at them?

      • Oooh, ok. I did not think of backgrounds as “missing” in your drawings at all, quite the opposite.

        Well maybe a few lines here and there would bring more depth to the whole thing, but they can also distract our eye from the focus, if one can say that.

        Maybe one time one could start on a few background, and keep at it, without adding anything else in the foreground ๐Ÿ™‚ That way, you won’t risk anything and it might be easier, since you wouldn’t have to “tailor” the background to the motive in question, if that makes sense. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Ahhhh, you mean work out some background sketches without any specific human subject, that way I could get some practice? That’s a pretty good idea! Maybe I could get more comfortable through repetition, since I have such sparse experience with it

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