I started posting my sketches to this blog as a way of maintaining a history of them. It’s since morphed into a way of sharing with others but that original idea remains, although I long ago stopped posting everything I draw.
And this week has been a cold one. The beginning of the week had us enjoying -32 to -38C temperatures. The 58C difference between our inside and outside temps stretched our house heating system to its limits. But on Wednesday is “warmed up” and we needed milk so I decided to walk to the store to get some. It was -16C at the time but the walk is only 3-minutes in each direction and so I headed off.
And here’s the crazy part. That morning I’d seen Alissa Duke’s post of some quickie sketches she’d done of the backs of cars and I couldn’t help but see every rear-end of a car as a target. It was nuts but I drew several really quick, really frozen sketches. By the time I got to the store I was frozen, though each sketch took less than 30s.
But since pursuing the oil colors, purposely putting my pens down, it’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed pen sketching. When I got home and warmed up I drew this guy from a reference photos used by a YouTuber to do a very detailed charcoal drawing. Let’s just say mine was less detailed. Then again, mine only took a few minutes (grin).