Friday, May 08, 2009

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

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Self Portrait Day 8
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.


Anonymous said...

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