Category Archives: A Sketch a Day

A sketch a day: walking horse

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

Yelena Shabrova ~ A sketch a day: walking horse ~ Sharpie on drawing paper, 6" x 4"

A sketch a day: walking horse ~ Sharpie on drawing paper, 6″ x 4″

Fun fact: Sharpie marks sip into drawing paper surprisingly fast. So fast that even quick sketches like this one become a battle against ink blobs appearing in the most undesirable places. It’s kind of funny as long as I make the exercise short and repeat it rarely enough to forget that reaching for a Sharpie is not a better option than hunting for a normal drawing pen hiding somewhere in the depths of my drawers, bins, and cans.

A sketch a day: walk in the park

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

A sketch a day: a walk in the park - colored pencil on Canson drawing paper, 4" x 6"

A sketch a day: a walk in the park – colored pencil on Canson drawing paper, 4″ x 6″

Trying to exercise patient light strokes after dealing with canvas and rough watercolor paper. Somehow I got too heavy-handed for smooth drawing paper and with this little sketch had to stop and remind myself that the goal was to go with light strokes. As in, light on everything.

Glowing mountains – miniature

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

I have so many pieces in progress that each one seems to be a never ending drawing journey. It’s good to switch gears between subjects and media all the time, but at the same time I would really love to finish at least something already. So, a something finally got finished:

The original is available in my Miniatures online gallery for $35.00