Day 280: The Sphinx, Eqypt
So, I choose a rather simple looking monument to draw for yesterdays sketch, moving back into Egypt and this time taking a look at the Sphinx.
This iconic half man half lion statue turned out however to be a bit harder to sketch than I had first imagined it would be. Mind you, not having a lot of time due to a hospital appointment for our little one didn’t really help matters but still, the face on this was awkward and fairly difficult to get looking kind of right.
I suppose in my defence though I could say that the worn out statue probably doesn’t have the easiest of faces to capture as a lot of the features have disappeared over time, still the shape is definitely there and I think i can claim that its rather obviously a Sphinx.
Black and white was also chosen mainly as a time saving method rather than any artistic choice, though given how carried away I get when using just pen in trying to achieve a decent tone this probably didn’t have all that much success in making it a quicker sketch.
Anyway that was all for yesterdays sketch. Unfortunately I don’t have time to upload today’s sketch now as I have a early start tomorrow so that will have to wait till then so I’ll leave you with this Sphinx and bid you all farewell till tomorrow.