11" x 14"
Gessoed Ampersand Board
The reference photo for this painting is posted below. You can see how unlike the reference photo the painting is.
Several of us at paintingfriends.com have begun a sketch a day, taking not more than 15-20 minutes for the sketch. I've decided to use an ink pen for the sketches with my long term goal to lay a line down as accurately as I can to form the basic shapes of the subject, instead of just scribbling, which is what I'm currently doing.
The first sketch is from yesterday and then a sketch of actor Al "Fuzzy" St. John done this morning. Fuzzy played Lash LaRue's sidekick in some old western movies. It doesn't look like Fuzzy but pausing a movie and sketching is a great way to practice.