Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Sketchbook Challenge - Jan 2011

Highly Prized - Gifts from Grandchildren! When they saw this china badger in the second hand shop, they KNEW that I would want it. It's funny how the things they REALLY LIKE always seem to be exactly the things that they KNOW granny would want! And of course granny treasures each and every one.

Here it is sketched in ordinary graphite pencil with touches of colour on plain white paper:

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not quite right, something wrong with his nose!

But badgers are nocturnal animals, so I tried it again on a sheet of cheap black card in coloured pencil:

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Ah! That's better!

Having studied and drawn this, I realised that for a cheap, mass produced china anima someone has gone to a bit of trouble with the pose. He's sleek, stealing along quietly, sniffing the air because he has scented something on the breeze.

The grandchildren were quite right, I do like him!

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