Couple of sketches from the television

Watching the Dog Whisperer and then some Robin Hood produced a few sketches with colored pencils in a real sketchbook. Still not sketching EVERY day, but getting closer. Just need to continue to make the time.

Poor dog is looking a little wonky. I sorta forgot how skewed stuff gets when you are in a sketchbook that is flat while you are looking at it at an angle. On the plus side, I like my new sketchbook with it’s brown paper.

9 Responses to Couple of sketches from the television

  1. You said Dog Whisperer and Robin Hood. I was expecting a fox or a badger. No matter how many I see, Disney’s version is still the first one that comes to mind.

    Now the opening song is going through my head. I can recite the entire movie line for line, music and all.

  2. “I sorta forgot how skewed stuff gets when you are in a sketchbook that is flat while you are looking at it at an angle.”

    Interesting. I never thought of that. That would be an effect of perspective I expect in the Sistine Chapel, but not on a sketchbook. I learn something new every day.

    • This is why you see artists with their tables at a 45 degree angle. It helps tremendously. (:

      Side Note: Michelangelo’s Pieta sculpture was skewed on purpose based on where it would be viewed. Also, it’s had it’s face knocked in (twice I think) over the years by angry crowds, although, I can’t remember what they were angry about. Probably the government.

  3. Humans are so hard to draw…

    Another note, the hand grip you have on the bow, the thumb should be hooked around the bow and not over top the hand, as only the fingers are gripping. When you shoot a bow you actually rest it in your hand between your thumb and fingers and don’t actually grip it. This allows the bow to flex correctly giving you a straight shot. You do have the bow string at the nose correct which is awesome, this is how I aim.

    I was big into drawing medieval armor. I really like the intricacies (?) of the rings and leathers. Armor today is so boring.