Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lincoln Memorial Drawing

This week I was able to visit the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Wow. It's a very moving thing to be in that hall. The sculpture is stunning. Thanks to Bill and Debbie Bateman for taking me there. I took this picture with my iphone.

Of course, I had to do a sketch. It was a great way to relax after attending and speaking at a two-day teacher conference.
Inking the pencil sketch made the time on my flight from DC to Colorado go by quickly. It's a great thing to find a creative release through sketching. Have you found your creative release? I have a brother who uses golf to unstring the bow. One of my other brothers raises work horses as his hobby.
I'm getting quite comfortable with drawing on airplanes. It's fun to talk with seat-mates who are curious about what I'm doing. The other day, one guy blurted out, "Are you an architect?!?" I wish I was.
This was fun to draw. I had no problem with Lincoln's body and the folds of his clothes. Faces still illude me. I need to practice drawing faces. Any suggestions how I can learn this skill?

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