1. Paresh said,

    October 10, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Very Good!

  2. Thulasy Mary Elizabeth said,

    October 11, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    The bird looks natural & happy.Good one.

  3. Alexis Leon said,

    October 11, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Paresh: That is one sketch I did from a photograph. Some of the details were lost when I scanned it in–mainly due to the paper not being white and I have compensate the brightness, contrast and color balance. The actual figure is quiet different in color and detail, but I was unable to get a better scanned image. Also I am still learning, need to practice more…

    Thulasy: Thanks Thulasy. But as I have mentioned before, I need more practice before I can capture them in their full glory. This is a new hobby that I have started a couple of months back and am learning mainly from books.

  4. Rajesh said,

    October 13, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    If the scan doesn’t work try taking the photograph using a good camera. You can capture the colors well in the camera. Scanning the image, when the paper is pure white needs a lot of adjustment with contrast, brightness and color tone, with the effect that actual colors will not appear in the scanned image. Hope this helps.

  5. Maya said,

    October 13, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Nice picture. You can draw well; should practice more. Are you using color pencils or water color pencils? What kind of paper do you use? May be you should write a post about your drawing/sketching experiences.

  6. Alexis Leon said,

    October 13, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Rajesh: I will try to take photos next time. My brother is an excellent photographer and has some fancy cameras and lenses. So he should be able to do a good job. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Maya: Thanks Maya. They are watercolor pencils. I use both color pencils and watercolor (aquarelle) pencils. I use Moleskine watercolor sketchbooks when using watercolor pencils and normal sketchbooks when using normal color pencils.

    I also have the “Sketches in the Making” sketchbook by Art Alternatives, which is really good. Paper, I use Canson, but have not really drawn much on that as I have not reached that stage where I can use the costly papers. I will surely write about my experiences.