Friday, July 01, 2005

Basketball Camp

Today I spent the day with a bunch of teen girls at basketball camp-watched them play 3 games. Tried to draw the players (fast movers) and the only one I really am pleased with is the sketch of my daughter reclining on the bench-I think I caught the way she was sitting with that one.

I also sketched a scene from the courtyard at the school where the games were held. The have a wonderful garden with copies of lots of famous sculptures and many inspiring quotes. In case you can't read the quote on this bench, it reads, "Use the talents you posess. For the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best." --Henry Van Dyke (Do I hear an Amen?)





7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, great drawings. Loved the one of your daughter..that seems like it would be such a difficult angle to draw from and you did terrific with it. Also love that sculpture garden. Seems like a very peaceful place.

Your art journal must be such a joy to sit with and go thru. I love what you are doing with it!

Pat
http://pat.typepad.com/just_pat

pedalpower said...

Thanks Pat! This is the first sketch book I have kept at for more than a few drawings. I think it helps that instead of random drawings that don't really relate to me--these are all straight from my life. It is more of a journal (as you said) and I am finding it much more fun to combine journaling and sketching than I did doing one or the other.

Sheila Hudson said...

Good for you to be drawing such challenging things, and a good job of it too! Thanks for letting me know where to look for the EM challenges. I hope to get to some of them once in a while at least.
Sheila

Joanne said...

These are great! I love the one of your daugther seated. You really captured the pose well.

Laura said...

Hey, we did a similar thing today! I drew at a nursery school and wanted to do action things, but the children wanted me to draw their faces---it was lots of fun. I hope next week to go back. Your drawings are really good.

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Nancy said...

Figure drawing is so hard, but you've made it look fluid and real. Esp. the one from above and behind. Really well done.