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West-Brabant Giants, man-to-man

17 Mar

This rough sketch is based on a photo I saw in a free local paper and scanned into my computer. It represents two basketball players, one attacking with the ball, and the other defending (a so-called man-to-man situation).

Again, a very tight composition, which needed many restatements, as you can see.

West-Brabant Giants, man-to-man

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Two cats sleeping

17 Mar

If you have two cats who consume part of your monthly income, why not "exploit" them by using them as models for drawing? I made a lovely contour sketch of these two cats who are obviously very accustomed to each other.

If they were humans, one would say that they are fond of each other’s company. Not knowing the inner workings of a cat, I can’t really claim they like each other, in the same way humans like other humans. However, there is an obvious chemistry between these two animals, because they are often seen together.

Two cats sleeping

The sketch took only 30 minutes and was done with HB pencil on 120 g/m2 drawing paper. The scanned image was manipulated slightly (adjustment of levels), to reflect the shades of gray in the original.

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West-Brabant Giants, second attempt

17 Mar

The composition of this sports scene isn’t easy. The players are in extraordinary positions and poses. It also shows I have not yet a solid technique for drawing the human figure.

I should keep trying, though, because it will only help me to improve my drawing skills.

West-Brabant Giants, 2nd attempt

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