Here's that familiar girl, first drawn as a crosshatch practice and then redrawn exercising the brain cells a little harder to imagine the light coming from the other side.
A great exercise as you have to develop the 3D model in your brain rather than just copying shade and light shapes.
The end result looks a bit odd but it's a useful exercise I can recommend.
The Tudor Rose 🌹⚔️
That's the name of the pub which had this sign attached which I chose to sketch.
The associated brewery is Shepherd Neame, Britain's oldest brewery and it seems that in recent years they've transferred all their signs to this style of drawing.
I wonder how they go about the designs as there must be hundreds. To have designed that many, I assume by hand, and to retain the style but remain unique- quite some work!!
Quick sketching of people, and some pigeons. Neither of these subjects stay still for long so you need to be quick, there's no other way.
This is another practice I'd recommend doing to exercise the brain's visual memory and recall, plus it's quite fun.
Once you've gotten past the nervousness of drawing in public spaces. For some it's easy to do so, for me it took two years of concerted effort to overcome that limitation.
Quick ink sketch of some Lotus Elises at a track day in Abbeville, France.
This was again purely a crosshatch practice with a ballpoint pen which has quite wet ink. Recently I've found that a normal bic biro with it's drier ink is better if looking for a smoother gradient of shading.