Lunchtime doodling faces

I’ve been substitute teaching for a little over a month now. After one particularly long day as basically a study hall monitor for seniors at the high school, I started bringing my sketchbook with me. Some lunchtime doodling from last week:

lunchtime doodling

Since that long day, I have been back to teaching the younger grades, mostly 1st and 2nd graders. Kids that age take my full attention and leave me pretty drained by the end of the day. During my 20 minute breaks for lunch, after eating, I’ve done a little lunchtime doodling.

It has made me realize how stiff and out of practice I’ve gotten since I got out of my morning warm-up doodling habit.

Recently I came across a youtube channel boasting “life” drawing sessions. I need to make this a regular part of my artistic exercises. I put the word life in quotes because, even if the model is live, the screen is still a 2 dimensional image. Nothing can replace the actual drawing from life. But, I’m hopeful that this will become a workable alternative for my need to practice accurate anatomy. (https://www.youtube.com/user/onairvideo/videos)

Leave a comment on what you do for your anatomy practice.