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…

Contest and Interview Notices and a Poll

The Hall of Very Good has an interview legendary sports card artist Dick Perez.  Check it out!

JD’s Wild Cardz is holding an epic Olympic contest.  Go enter if it’s not too late.

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes.  I did nothing at all to celebrate, unless sleeping all afternoon and into the evening counts.  I did get $50 total from parents and relatives though, which will either go for a box or two of cards or the thing of 48 ridiculously expensive markers at the art supply place that is just over $50, marked down from over $200!  Can always use more markers, more choice of colors the better, right?  Of course, if they are gone by the time I can get there again (likely), it’ll be a moot point.

Still though, I’ll take a poll.

Finally, check back tonight or tomorrow for a little something cool I’m in the process of even as I type this.

Until our next…