developing style

Opening up

I actually have another sketch that I did between the last one and this one, but it’s not yoga-related so I’m going to wait to post it until I feel I’ve finished my yoga series. Sorry! Be patient, it’s a virtue.

This pose is called Side Angle, or in sanskrit: utthita parsvakonasana. 🙂 A mouthful I know. That’s why we call it side angle.

You can optionally extend the arm – how I depicted it here – which allows the side body to really open up. It’s a lovely pose that really helps stretch you out. I’m usually sitting at my desk for the majority of the day, and after a long day of sinking deeper into your chair and yourself, a good opener like this is perfect.

Side Angle

A note on my style: I’ve noticed the intricacy of my last few drawings, and realized that they are lacking the sketchy quality that I love. So I’m really loosening up again and reminding myself that sometimes it’s okay to color outside the lines!

This is exciting, folks – we are current! I drew this side angle sketch THIS WEEK! So what you’re seeing now are the real deal, here and now, as they come to me. Enjoy!

I do believe I am happy with this guy.


My Archimedes

As promised, this is The Thinker. I really like the lighting on this one, which was totally an accident! I think I was trying to cover up the fact that he’s definitely missing legs. 😮

You can tell at this point I was getting very detailed, actually erasing my mistakes. Similar style to the Prayers sketch. Both represent my favorite period of work – I’m so in love with the way they each turned out!

The Thinker


Isn’t he great? I don’t particularly know why I like it so much. His eye came out really well and his nose doesn’t look like a pig, maybe that’s it.

The name comes from the obvious – The Thinker sculpture, by Le Penseur – but I’d like to do something more with it. Maybe down the road I’ll do another one with legs…we’ll see.

I do believe I am happy with this one, as he’s one of my favorites. 🙂