Friday, February 11, 2011

Sketch 2

Ok, so now I am hooked on sketching. See sketch #2. For those of you who don't recognize him, it's supposed to be Daniel. We both agree that it at least looks like this guy could be related to Daniel. There's a slight creepy factor in the sketch (at least to me) - could be the way I drew the smile. Or the fact that the face looks a little squat.

Anyway, Daniel is SO much better looking in real life, but for my second sketch ever, this is pretty good. I'll get the hang of it yet...

Thank you all for your amazing comments on my last painting and first sketch. You guys are THE BEST!!

P.S. I am drawing these in my art journal - I think maybe I should just call it a sketch book...

P.P.S. I checked with Daniel fist to see if the sketch was good enough to post publicly. He said "Yes!" You are such a good sport, honey!! Thank you!!!


  1. Silke you are so good trying all these techniques and being good at them. You have talent my dear I hope you know that and feel it in your heart. Have a lovely week-end. Lorrie

  2. I would imagine that sketches are some of the hardest work to do. Great job!

  3. it your sketch book!
    I see Daniel...BRAVA bella!

  4. Brava Silke!! This is great! It is easy to get hooked on sketching!! At least it was for me! Sometimes I just pick up that sketchbook and pencil and just go. Keep going! You are doing great! :)

  5. Well you have most certainly discovered a new talent as you sketches are amazing and I knew that was Daniel right off. On both of your sketches the first thing I noticed is how well you are able to define the body from the neck down...I'm not use to seeing so much of the human form from you so it is a really pleasant surprise. Also, you did a painting call "Mystery Woman" the other day that I somehow missed...very, very nice work.

  6. Great indeed for your second-ever sketch! And I can see Daniel in it -- for sure!

  7. 1. Yes I knew it was Daniel.
    3. Repeat #2.
    4. :-)


  8. Your sketching is terrific! I knew it was Daniel right off. I think it was the earring that gave him away to me though. :-)) And I think it may be the way he's looking...the eyes...that has that Muah-ah-ah!! feeling. ^_^

  9. Well done Silke! I really must do more sketching of people I know. I do life drawing but I'm geting a bit set in my ways and need different subjects. Thankyou for sharing this, it's inspired me to do more! xx

  10. You've captured so much love! Can purely see how much you love each other.
    Beautiful sketch!

  11. I like all your drawings:-) I've always been very facinated by people who are good at drawing as i might be the worst person in the world myself.

  12. You're doing a fine job, Silke! Keep it up! Theresa

  13. Great sketch. When I saw it on my dashboard I knew it was your Daniel!!

  14. Liebe Silke,

    kunstvoll - ohne Worte.

    Herzliche Grüße
    Angela und Elisabeth

  15. You have to try before you can start, you are going to be just fine. Like most things it takes practice. And observation, and you are observing and you are seeing what you can change to make it more to your liking.
    It looks like Daniel, just keep working at it.
    One step at a time.

  16. Silke, I thought that it was Daniel, before I read the post, not exact, but I could tell it was him and that is a great job for only the second sketch. xoxo

  17. Wait!!! He looks very familia! I think I dated this guy before. Let me remember... Aaaaahhhhh! Okay that was a a different guy.

    Hahhahah! I think iy is terrific that you and Daniel are such great collaborators and supporter of each other.

  18. I love it! Keep sketching and looking. I am doing some sketching, too. There is such freedom in it, for it doesn't have to be anything but, a sketch. I love practicing chins and eyes and ears. Keep it up, friend! Thanks, again for the words of love on my last post. Blessings, Amy

  19. silke, he looks like he is up to no good! ha! wonderful job.

    love and hugs to you dear friend!


  20. Wonderful Silke..there is a nice spark of energy that translates through the piece! Shine on!