Sketch or Drawing?

So, what is the difference between a sketch and a drawing?

A sketch is usually much looser and less detailed than a completed drawing. A drawing can take quite a while. Some of my portrait drawings have taken many hours. The following took me 16 hours over several days:

People are sometimes surprised at how long it takes to make a detailed drawing. You can capture the essence of something or someone in a sketch, but it just gets better with more time. However, I don’t particularly care for a drawing that tries to be an exact photocopy, although it is impressive for the sheer length of time that was dedicated to it.

Anyway, Part Three of my fox drawing is up on my YouTube channel, where I finish the drawing. I could have spent a lot longer on that drawing, but it is a challenge to make a nice piece of art, film it, and keep it within a reasonable video length. The initial video was almost an hour and a half and I edited it down to 42 minutes.

We are in the middle of a horrendous thunder storm right now. We are in the land of lightning, here in Florida. I can stand quite a bit, but there is that one particular type of thunder that just gives me the jim-jams! I can’t describe it, but when it erupts, and it did twice tonight, I just about jump out of my skin.

It reminds me of a time, many years ago, when we lived in Deltona. A humdinger of a storm came up and I went to the front door and opened it to watch the light show. As soon as I opened the door a bolt of lightning smacked the road right in front of me. I screamed, jumped back, slammed the door, and ran for cover. LOL!

Ever since, I have not been as enthusiastic of a storm watcher as I used to be. We do get some nifty sunsets, though. I loved how the sun was slanting into the studio the other night.

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire. — Pamela Hansford Johnson

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