It’s fun to sketch family members (if they don’t mind). I did several sketches of my family over the Christmas holiday and found that feasting, blankets, and warm fires gave way to drowsiness, which is a perfect time to capture a sketch. My son loves wrapping up in a blanket and hanging out on the couch to rest. I captured a couple sketches so I share those today. Drawing people who aren’t moving is much easier than those who are. I start with the head shape, draw quick lines to establish the parameters of the body, then add shapes to the couch, chair, or pillows. When taking my time, I start with mechanical pencil, then outline in ink and then watercolor. If outside the house and time is of the essence, I sketch with ink and no pencil. It has a looser, more organic feel. Enjoy!


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