Apr 4, 2010


With two drawing lessons recently and those drawings being in pencil and shaded
for highlights and shape,
I thought it would be interesting to sketch.
Something fast and
from my imagination to see what I have learned.
In less than an hour this is what I drew. 
I can see that guidance and lessons have been valuable for me,
and sense that if I continue to practice I will have tools to express myself
and have more fun that frustration.

Enjoy other artists Sketches at: Blue Chair Diary

Wishing all a wonderful Sunday and Easter~


  1. hi tammy! your sketch is wonderful!!!
    thanks for your nice words!
    have a nice easter sunday!
    i became a follower of you! i like your blog!

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind comments- this is a great example of what a lesson can do! I haven't ever had any lessons, but I have books that I follow to learn how to draw, and it's amazing what you can learn in just a little while.
    Hard to believe these are your first faces! Great job. Looking forward to next Sunday!


  3. Hi Apinkdreamer~
    Thank you for your sweet visit.

    Hi Julia Christie,

    I feel so excited by what basic guidance can do! It does show me that anyone who would like to draw can. I feel quite encouraged and best of all, I am having fun!

  4. Hi Tammie! So great to meet you and wonderful to have you join us for SS. Wow, you are off to a wonderful start, this portrait coming from your imagination in just an hour is SO impressive, you are a fast learner! Have you ever heard of Betty Edwards? she wrote a book many years ago and has done workshops entitled "Drawing on the right side of the brain". It is a wonderful resource for beginning artists and seasoned ones as well. I've heard many good things about it, but haven't checked it out myself - I keep meaning too, but I need to add it to my lengthy list of things to do! Anyway when you get a moment give it a whirl and see if it's of any help.


    You are so right - I too believe that anyone who wants to put the time and practice into it can learn how to draw for sure!

    I also checked out your other site, your photos are breathtaking! I'm a nature lover so I just oogled at everything!

    Thanks so much for your kind and encouraging words on my post, it is much appreciated. I have met so many kind bloggers out there, it blows me away! I'm following you now too like I do all the other SS, looking forward to seeing you again next week!

    Happy Easter and SS!

  5. Very lovely sketch, thank you for visiting my blog.

  6. I've not had any lessons, either. Although my bf bought me the book called "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain", so I hope to start going through it soon.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your progress as you go through your lessons! Thanks for joining us. :)

  7. I've heard it said that opportunities come when the spirit is willing, and these drawings show the truth behind it. These are lovely; even in these first portraits, your spirit can't hide.

  8. you are off to a wonderful start! isn't it great when you can work from your mind and have a lovely sketch appear?
    I second the recommendation to get 'Drawing from the Right side of the Brain'. I used it many years ago, but never finished the book. It did help, but unfortunately I took a few years break, and forgot everything I learned. Best advice is to practice, because you will learn from each and every drawing you do.

  9. Excellent start! This is a lovely sketch. My favourite thing to do with my sketchbook is sit and let my pencil wander...and let the imagination take control! I cant wait to see your drawings evolve

  10. I just joined in for next sunday! love your sketch...! Happy Easter! :)

  11. I have to agree this is a fantastic start! I find with drawing the more you do it the more natural it feels and the imagination really opens up! I look forward to seeing more of your art! Great piece! :0)

  12. I like her expression, she seems to be thinking of something sweet or something that makes her smile

  13. Good for you! Enjoy your drawing classes, and your sketches. It's a wonderful gift to be able to sit and draw, it's amazing what comes out on paper sometimes! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'll keep you posted on Q & U!
    have a great day, heather

  14. What a wonderful gift - the lessons, the challenge, growth experience, the creative expression ...


  15. Oh I love the eyes, u can see the soul of the person :) keep the good work

  16. I love the eyes as well: they have both light and depth. This looks like the kind of practice that leads to growth -- I hope you continue in it.

  17. Hi Tammie,
    What a lovely birthday present from your friend Abigail - and what progress you're making! I particularly like the two drawings you did from photos in the previous post. There is something about the eyes that give them real personality. I also went over to see Little Miss Tipi - an amazing place indeed that sounds - like stepping into Harry Potter's Hogsmead! I hope you achieve your wish of creating a children's book with Miss T.
    I have an award for you and this new blog. Yes, yes, I know you don't want to do awards any more, so I'm not giving it with any expectation that you'll display it or pass it on. It's just about me telling you your blog (well, both of your blogs) always make me happy, and I want to recommend other people to visit too. Anyway, you can find the award here, and if you wait until tomorrow my photographic essay of happiness will also be up!
    Wishing you a lovely day,
    Janice. x

  18. Hello Tammie, What a great birthday present. You have a nice delicate style with your portraits. Glad you are enjoying the lessons.


So lovely of you to drop by! I love hearing from you~