Friday, May 08, 2009

Daily Painting Practice - 30 Self Portraits in 30 Days - Day 8

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Self Portrait Day 8
9"x12"
pencil on paper

Very busy today. We had my daughter's graduation from college and lots of friends and family staying over. So, I only had time for a quick pencil sketch.

It is a funny thing, I think I am saving a lot of time by sketching, but I end up almost spending the same amount of time as when I paint. This is a great exercise at staying loose though. I highly recommend it. Don't think about anything looking finished just sketch and stop.

3 comments:

Julian Merrow-Smith said...

This one is very nice Peter, I'm enjoying the series,whilst being glad I'm not doing it myself!!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Very nice sketch. Are you drawing from a photo or do you have multiple mirrors?

Peter Yesis said...

Thanks Julian- I think you could pull it off nicely, but I would miss all of those beautiful landscapes and daily still life paintings you paint for the 30 days.

WR & Lisa - So far these have all been from photos. I hope to get some directly from a mirror before this is all over .