Sketching Polar Bears On A Glacier

Shari Blaukopf is a master at painting snow.  I am not.  Whenever I try I feel like I’m sketching a polar bear on a glacier.  Everything is white.  Yesterday I tried again, working from a photo I took from the window of the Maison Dorion-Coulombe, the site of our recent sketchcrawl.  I always feel that my sketching from photos reflects too much my disinterest in sketching from photos but still, I should be able to do better.  I thought I’d share the results with you anyways.  Maybe I’ll get better at snow…some day.

Stillman & Birn Beta, Platinum 3776, Platinum Carbon Black

Stillman & Birn Beta, Platinum 3776, Platinum Carbon Black

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  1. Pat Roberson says:

    I like it, Lary! It does look like snow. Good sketch!

  2. Arlene Lennox says:

    You’re too hard on yourself. This is fine.

    • Arlene, I believe that one should take their art seriously and themselves not at all. Thus, I poke fun at myself constantly. At the same time, I have none of the self-concritical hang ups that so many others battle constantly. I have to chuckle because I remember a Gilmore Girls episode where Sookie got a glowing review from a food critic but said that her risoto was “perfectly fine” and she was crushed in spite of all the glowing things said in the review. I’m glad you found it fine. I’m not Sookie 🙂 — Larry