An Olympic-Worthy Sketch

I’ll return to the regularly scheduled desperate attempt to drum up enough interest for the opening day group break soon, but first, art!  I hadn’t drawn anything since the Markaki & HanRam sketch cards a couple weeks ago, and I was dying to get out of that slump.  So, I found a big piece of cardstock amongst my pile of sketchbooks and how to draw books and other random arting materials.  I have no recollection of where it came from, but whatev, it was there.  So I decided to draw someone I started following on twitter a few days prior, US Olympic Bobsledder Elana Meyers.  Check it out!

What a champion looks like...

So I guess I had no rust from the time off.  This took a little over four hours and was done entirely in 4H pencil, and with one possible exception, this is easily biggest portrait pic I’ve ever drawn.  Might be one of the best too, but that’s not really for me to decide.  I’m actively avoiding focusing on what I messed up though, just because it seems like I tend to go overboard with that my own worst critic business.  Anyway, she totally approved of the work, so that’s good enough for me.  That was nice to wake up to.  Still blushin’ and this smile won’t go away. 😀

Until our next…

One thought on “An Olympic-Worthy Sketch

  1. Tim says:

    That is so cool that she liked it! Yay for Twitter!

    And as for the break, I’ve been reading and it sounds really cool, but I sadly can’t commit. I am broker than broke at the moment and trying to bring my non basic need spending to a standstill. Which means no box breaks. *tear* Good luck with it though!

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