Picture Wednesday – Art Block

The problem is not lack of ideas for what to draw–those come in abundance.  It’s that I can’t get my sketches to even resemble human beings, poses, landscapes, and so on.  The result of any attempt is pages of graphite scribbles with “this stinks” or “argh!” scrawled somewhere near the failed sketch.

I’ve heard this happens to other artists–they hit periods in which they try hard, but nothing comes out right.  It’s a comfort to know that I’m not alone.  But though I don’t have much art to show, I branched out a little to accomplish what I did get done: I sketched my sister Enkie’s character and took a semi-commission from my brother Chris.

This is Enkie’s character from her period fiction story.  I want to be able to sketch and illustrate other people’s scenes and characters, not just my own.  Enkie was kind enough to let me practice with one of her characters.  🙂

Chris wanted to see what Batman looked like in my toned paper/sketchy graphite style and suggested I draw the Dark Knight in this pose.  His suggestion was a good one.  🙂

Looky, Batman rubbed off on me.  Literally.  #artist problems

A work-in-progress shot (this was before I added and smoothed the darkest tones and the final highlights.)

So yeah, not much artwork this week.  Maybe next week, there will be more!

 

 

 

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