Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Blue Robe

The super art blog Gurney Journey hosts 'Art by Committee' where participants illustrate a weekly quote taken from a SciFi novel.

This week's quote was:

"An odd-looking being sat cross-legged on the floor of the the room they were in, oblivious to them, apparently in some sort of trance. He wore a blue robe, tied at the waist, that covered his knees. He was barefoot."

I've lurked there, fascinated, for a while and this quote was just too tempting. I don't know how to send it, so I just put it here.

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If you get a chance, check out Gurney Journey, it's a superb blog, filled with all sorts of information for aspiring artists like me. I've started right at the beginning and I'm working my way forward to today!


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Number Two Grandson

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Coloured pencil on pastel paper.

He is such a sweetie! This was before his first haircut.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008


Did some more work from my picture of Boston Public Gardens.

This is a replacement for the last picture. I think I got a much better composition by leaving out the detail in the background and its a much better likeness. He was only three at the time and he was clinging to that duck for dear life. I think I managed to capture that, there is some nice 'tension' in the arms.

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and here is a portrait.

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He is a rough, mischevious, cheeky boy but he has a deceptive vulnerability that is quite difficult to capture, especially when you know the real 'just william' character!

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