I have recently been catching up on Sherlock. Being winter break with my regular shows and taking off a semester of school, I actually have a bit of time to finally check out some of the shows I have been missing. So, having been thoroughly Sherlocked for the day, I of course had to do today's sketch of Benedict Cumberbatch. Having never been one for sketching and laying down a quick and solid foundation of a drawing, I ran out of time before I had much more than his eyes in place. Too much drawing, not enough sketching. My problem has always been focusing too much on the details from the jump, instead of the whole shape. This is one of the main areas I am trying to fix by doing this project. I figure a few months down the line I will revisit this reference and see if I have made the improvements I am hoping for.
Spent all day at work, was so tired, and it was 11pm. No sketch yet. I initially thought of vintage toys, like my oil painting from last semester. Well, I ended up looking through images of vintage trucks. There is a photographer I discovered through Deviant Art years ago who is awesome, so I thought I would try something different. Of course, last night I couldn't think of his name, so settled for what I could find. Eh, maybe I need to make my time limit 15 minutes instead of 10? I have only been using a basic B drawing pencil for my sketches so far since I just carry the book around to work and stuff. I'm thinking tonight I might add a splash of color. :)