And now for the sketch dump :)
Here's the one from today, a self-portrait in an ethnic mirror.
Done in pen and ink, with one big ink blotch on the eye/nose area that I tried to scratch out, no pencil preparatory outline.
I don't know what kind of ethnic it is, by the way - the mirror was a present. What do you think?
As for the portraying part, well, the ear is strange, the forehead is a bit low and the mouth too small, but my family visited and they recognised me! Yay. And this is my usual concentrated face when I draw/play music/cook/prune olive trees. Franck always think there's something wrong, but the truth is that I look evil when I don't remember to smile! Also, my aunt arrived when I was finishing and wanted to try.
Here she is drawing herself.
Drawing so close to such a small mirror isn't that easy, each eye sees a different angle. It makes for interesting perspective and proportions challenges!
Other sketches behind cuts
Cross hatching is nerve-wracking! Also, I don't think in advance, so of course I drew from right to left and smudged things. Thankfully, the cropped version doesn't show it too much :)
I had the idea of sketching the scales because I used them just before to make bread. I sketched while it was baking, but I needed more time... So the bread crust turned out somewhat charred.
Here are photos, just because :
The dough after the first rise. You can see the bottom part of the scales, too.
After reworking it and adding nuts (I like nuts)
The dough in the moulds. When the second rise was done, the dough inflated past the mould edge, yay!
One of the slightly charred results, already largely eaten. The alveoles are small because I used leaven and not yeast. In summer I sometimes make my own leaven, but in the colder months it often gets an acid taste so for this batch I bought some dried one.
This one is an uninteresting one I did in literally five minutes while waiting for our packages in Ikea. There's not enough waiting time for quality sketching time there!
I was wondering if I'd get the face right, so of course I drew it too big. But it does look like the woman I was sketching, I think.
And this one was done before we left for Millau : Franck on working with his tractor and me, well, lounging in the grass!
The tractor was moving so I didn't get many details. A friend who's job is to repair tractors visited us when I was finishing the shoes (much easier, they didn't move!) and kept on finding things I hadn't drawn/hadn't got right on the tractor. He counselled me to take a photo and work from there! Well, I'll go back to drawing some sort of mechanical thing, maybe.
Hope you liked :)