Sketchy Look

magazine_sketch_18th_May_2013On Saturday I decided to have a bit of simple relaxation at home, and sit on the patio with my notepad and some pencils and draw a likeness. I’d not done any practice from images for a while, and frankly my pencil work was very rusty and needed a workout.

So I dug out this month’s issue of a sewing magazine that I subscribe to (what?! well, it’s a long story… let’s move on) that happens to sometimes have interestingly lit and well reproduced photos of faces and sketched for a while.

It was fun (even with the slightly flawed outcome). (Click for a larger view.)


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8 Responses to Sketchy Look

  1. Mark Peifer says:

    Dude, you had already totally blown the stereotype image of a strong theory physics professor in some many ways, but the sewing magazine aside is an awesome addition. hHaving spent the morning writing a manuscript revision response to three reviewers, each of whom had 20 plus points to make, this made my day.

  2. Clifford says:

    Ha! Thanks for your kind words. I’m happy to have helped brighten your day.


  3. Mary Cole says:

    It brightened my day too and put me in mind of a conversation at Commonwealth Hall all those years ago when an engineering undergraduate I knew vaguely told me he enjoyed crochet which was a little unexpected to say the least!

  4. Carol Johnson says:

    So pleased those magazines have come in useful to you!!! They do use some interesting models. cmj+

  5. Clifford says:

    Indeed. But I sometimes end up reading some of the articles… the one on the history of demin and jeans was rather good, last year.

    Amusingly, there is an article on crochet doilies (an old favourite hobby of mine from years ago) in the current one entitled “String Theory”.


  6. Rosie says:

    I think a few people might be surprised as to what others enjoy for relaxation – mine happens to be sketching too. But one of my sons likes would you believe it – knitting – not sure he would be too happy with me sharing that though!

  7. Clifford says:

    Hi Rosie,

    He should not be bothered by you mentioning that. There’s nothing wrong with a boy knitting. I spent a lot of my childhood crocheting, knitting, macrame-ing, and sewing. I can think of few pursuits better suited to supply endless fun challenges to overcome, good training about design and craft, excellent development of powers of concentration and analysis, and so forth. Oh, and useful items as a by-product!