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!

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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

Improving

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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