A few days ago I did up a “quick sketch” of Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister (because, in my opinion, celebrities are good subjects for quick sketches) and posted the sketch to social media (G+). One of the users of the site commented something akin to, “Quick sketch my ass – this took at least two hours.” Okay, so maybe his comment wasn’t so brash, but that’s the gist of it.
But he’s right! The sketch did take an hour and a half…. So why would I call it a “quick sketch?”
Because it was one.
The average drawing, depending on the subject, can take me 8-12 hours, maybe more if there’s some killer detail. For me to do a drawing that is only 1-2 hours – that’s a really quick sketch! You may notice that the eyes aren’t quite right, that the hair isn’t fully rendered, her eyebrows aren’t quite Lena Headey’s eyebrows; it’s not meant for perfection, it’s meant for practice.
It’s all in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it?