03-12-2012 The second pen only sketch #2 Draw a Mug. This is my favorite mug and as such I have drawn it a couple times. This is the first time I've drawn it in this position. I had some trouble with the shadows. Where I placed it on the kitchen counter has light from two sources. I've never done anything that complex before so I didn't know what to do. I tried to simplify it to one but had trouble "seeing" where one shadow ended and the next began. If I had been sitting down working from a photo I may have had better luck.
For this I was standing up with speedy kids buzzing around my legs. You can kind of see when they would bump against me if you study the lines. Have I mentioned in the past how many times they show up right at the exact line work moment to say, "Hi" and bump my arm or the table? It isn't my art style that makes this look it's my art lifestyle. Creating around the kids has a powerful positive energy and also some sacrifice. For me it's good because I become a critical perfectionist the lines end up too straight and thus lifeless. The kids force a hand of loose creation and it teaches me patience.