Those who follow here regularly or are friends of mine elsewhere on this magical interwebs know that I've had a stressful week. It's felt like an eternity wrapped up in just a few shorts days and I'd be lying if I said I was displeased to see the backside of it. (if you missed my update on my niece, please see my previous post here.)
While I was happy to see my family for the brief time I spent in NJ, I wish it had been under better circumstances and that I didn't now feel like my little world has gone cock-eyed in my absence. In an attempt to get it back on keel I broke open my sketchbook and worked on a face for the summer of color. The ice cream flavor? Baseball Nut. I call this freckled lady Ginger Bee.
She's done up in micron pen and prismacolor pencils. Honestly, I liked her better when she was just a pencil sketch, before I added color. I don't really like the look of the cartoonish lines when I draw faces, so I'm not really sure why I did that. I suppose this is what sketching is for though; to practice and find out what does and doesn't work for us.