Sketchy Attempt (Updated)

I’m trying to learn how to sketch. It’s very much outside my wheelhouse. Still so much to learn.

Day 10: Mug

Day 9 PM: Female subject.

Day 9 AM: A new subject. I wanted to work on capturing reflection.

Stone 6th Anniversary Porter

Day 8: A more refined version of Captain Jack.

Day 7: A new Subject.

Captain Jack

Day 6: Changing things up today and I tried “blind sketching” where I did not look at the paper (or more accurately my tablet surface while drawing. The result:

“Blind Self-Portrait”

Day 5 Update: Further refinement of Day 4’s sketch.

Day 3 pm and Day 4 Update: Trying to get a better likeness, but seeming to look more and more like a police sketch. Haha.

Day 3 Update: In this one I referenced a photo for proportions. I focused more on getting the shading right around the eyes to capture the brow structure.

Day 2 PM Update: In sketches #3 and #4 I worked on getting the facial feature’s more appropriately located (i.e. eyes centered).

Day 2 AM Update:

(Bad) Monty’s Human Portraits

Original Drawing (Day 1):

Monty’s Human and Me

Be well,



  1. gigglingfattie says:

    Oh well done! Better than I could do that’s for sure!

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thanks. For some reason I find sketching much more challenging then other digital art forms. I’d love to take some lessons sometime.

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  2. It looks great. I am not the best at drawing but I do enjoy doodling. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I’m thoroughly enjoying seeing your portraits appear on my Twitter feed! We’re never too old to learn a new skill. Keep it up!

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Totally agree. I’m old but not TOO old. Haha. Glad your enjoying. Thanks Joey!


  4. The dog sketch is quite good. Everything else is better than I could ever accomplish. I did do a couple of blind sketches back in the day and I enjoyed that. It’s fun.

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      It’s fun trying. This is all on a digital tablet. I’ve never been able to do paper but I might try again sometime. Thanks for the feedback. Makes my day!

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  5. T. B. C... says:

    Love that you are keeping yourself so busy and creative. We are in awe of you, Monty x


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