Sketch dump by Kelsey Hamersley. Summer 2014.
Sorry I keep posting so many of these! I haven’t done much serious painting lately, but I’ve been getting back into the habit of doodling, especially before I go to bed, and I’m loving it. I hardly ever bother with reference for these drawings, so the hands and other anatomy (not to mention the cloth folds…I know I need some serious help in that area!) aren’t spectacular. But it’s a lot of fun just letting myself be creative, grabbing a pencil and a sketchpad and seeing what happens.
For the first drawing I have posted, I was playing around with my characters for East of the Sun and West of the Moon. I remember seeing silhouettes for characters for various animated movies before; people stress having distinguished shapes for each character, so I thought I’d give it a try with the main couple. I still haven’t gotten the lassie’s face quite right, but it’s cool seeing how my concept of her has changed over that first initial drawing I did way back when. I’m kind of tempted to jump back into that flat, art nouveau style, though!
The Bible verses I have jotted down in the corner of the second drawing (in even worse handwriting than usual for me) are Psalm 62:1,2, and 5. They spoke to me a lot at the time, so I wanted to hold on to them. The last couple of years have been kind of rough for me; it was a good reminder.