Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Drawing Tommy Kane

I follow a lot of sketchers, journalers and artists because someday I want to be one of those people who chronicles their everyday life by mostly drawing. I have been avoiding sketching and drawing because I'm not as good as I'd like to be.

 Lately the universe has been sending me a message LOUD and CLEAR,  "practice is the key to whatever you want to do well". So in spite of not being good at free motion quilting and sketching I am jumping in and practicing both. Truthfully I admit my sketching has improved immensely since I started in 2005, so although I complain about my sketching, it's in comparison to the pros. As an amateur with limited practice I am happy with my progress and hope to really enjoy the process of getting better. 

I found this challenge on line, an artist, Tommy Kane, will send you a high resolution picture of himself, you draw him and send it to him. He has all the portraits on tumblr.  So, you know I had to take the challenge! Here's the pic, and below it is my sketch. I think I did a pretty good job, especially for not sketching in ages! Of course I looked at the tumblr pics before I sent mine in, so I didn't totally embarrass myself! It's fun to have a record of my progress, I think I'll draw him again in a few months so I can see my improvement.

This pic is the one he sent to me, I didn't take this picture, I don't know who did.

 This took me a few hours to do after Easter dinner, I hope to be able to speed up the process a bit with practice.  

Thanks Tommy! 

Go make something!!




  1. I think your drawing is wonderful! And even more so is the process, mindset and the knowing that practice takes you were you want to be!

    1. Yes, you are correct, I was hoping you woke up an artist one day...but apparently you work your entire life at it...maybe I would've signed up for something different if I knew, but probably not I like learning and a challenge!