One of the most important parts of a good painting is always your initial sketch. When I took my first art class I took a watercolour introduction. Like many first timers, I wanted to get straight to the colour and found drawing 'boring'. The more classes I took, the more I realized I needed to learn how to draw better. Now I really enjoy drawing and sketching and am thinking of joining the Edmonton Sketchers group, part of Urban Sketchers, to get out of the lonely studio now and then and too improve my skills.
Today, here is a peek into my past week's practise. The first two sketches I tried as much as possible not to lift my pen from the paper and get one line - I wasn't that successful with the faces. These were both done from photos, one from an art book on Lucien Freud. The other from a photo I took.