Hello everybody! Jill K. Berry here. I have been so busy this month that I have not been sketching every single day, but I have done a couple of pencil drawings of some highly prized folks in my life. The first one is my mom, sitting in her living room watching the Rose Parade. She looked at it and said "who is that old lady?" which I predicted. She looks still very young to me.
The second one is my son, Sam. I drew him using his school picture. This was nice, because I had to really look at his face while he was not moving all over heck and gone, and I had time to see all the shapes and colors of him. It is one of the best things about working like this, is really learning to see things in a deep way. He is beautiful, I knew that, but now I know his face much better and it will be easier to draw him next time. I will keep refining this one, but this is how it looks now.
As soon as my book is finished (Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Map Making due Feb 16th, out in the world Nov 2011) I will have time to share more techniques here, and the first one will be line weight. Until then, keep drawing, and thanks for all the energy and enthusiasm!