Friday, July 8, 2011

Sketching Debbie Gibson

I haven't sketched in a while so I thought I'll take an hour or so to sketch.  I really like sketching, it provides patience training, makes me ponder and pay attention to details and makes me more skilful with a pencil.  And it also makes me put lines to paper that have a purpose.  No stray lines when sketching.  Call it jedi mind and focus training.

When I was sketching during art class in Secondary school we used a wide variety of pencil grades to sketch, these were HB, 2 HB, 3 HB, etc.  The higher the number, the softer the lead and darker the marks.  I don't have that luxury right now, instead I'm using a mechanical pencil that I have been using since 1992 (I take good care of the things I have) with 0.5mm lead.

In school I was the best sketch artist, hands and paws down.  All my art pieces were always taken away by the teacher.  Too bad I never made a career out of it.  Maybe you can judge and see if I still have the touch.  I sketched it on the back of my Norwegian lesson minutes, so that's the printing on the other side of the paper.

Debbie Gibson sketched with a Shaker 0.5 mechanical pencil.

If you don't know who Debbie Gibson is, she was a popular music artist back in the 80s and holds the Guinness record for being the youngest artist to write, produce, and perform a billboard number 1 single ("Foolish Beat").  She's probably also the hottest woman on the planet despite her age, she's 40.  In my biased opinion anyway.  80s music is the best, today's music is just nonsense.  That is also my biased opinion.

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