EDiM 4th and 5th

These seemed better by the softer light of last evening. Yes, even though I could see the distortions (the too small ear on the attentive one, the imbalances of the grinner with the matted hair) they WERE better by candlelight, trust me. LOL. I need to try them both again but that's ok, they're both fun sketches. Persevere.

Oh yeah. How DO I get a rich lively black again?


Two Years...REALLY?

Time does fly, it's true.

Have been experiencing the odd sketch attack and will get around to posting those bits and bobs eventually. This month however is May and May means EDiM for EDMers. I signed up for EDiM before I realized that I really want to base a collection of sketches on the great photos that my DD and I took in India. So here goes.

EveryDayInMay with an Indian theme.

May 1 My DD took this one and I love it. When I look at this sketch at home that green area is so much more subtle but my scanner isn't working so, 'it is what it is'.

May 2 Again my DD's photo. A little flower selling sweetheart that she and her friends befriended.

May 3 OK DD took this one as well LOL. I will be drawing this youngster again. I have not done his sweet look of concentration justice but I love the drips (As seen in Nina and others work).


More March faces

This is my birthday gift to my brother who loves his boat. I like that Calgary -where he lived for years- is on the map, as well as the waters in which he loves to cruise. In the close up you can see that the back windows look like eyes looking forward. They brought a smile to my face but I think I'll change it before I give this to my brother as he may not appreciate the cartoonish look that this gives his gift.

This enchanting young woman represents my darling daughter and she really IS a lovely person...inside and out.

A lot less than one-a-day but so much more than one-a-week. So surprising to me...from me.



Hurrah! a sunny day for beach walks with friends. for visiting elderly friends who've just moved into a Seniors Village. After the driving rain with howling winds we were treated to yesterday (first day of spring, indeed) today was certainly a treat.
The young one is important to another DD, the regal woman...my grandmother from a photo my brother had copied from a slide our dad had.



I don't know these girls yet but they are important beings in my DD's life so I've attempted these from pictures I was sent. Hopefully they are close enough to be recognized by the girls as I have added names and printed off copies to put on or in scrapbooks as we're having 'camp cousin' at the beginning of spring break and while enjoying our beach holiday/sleepover extravaganza I want the 3 (DGD included) to be drawing, colouring and pasting in their own art journals.


March: Parade of Faces

Well, well, well. Missed February entirely, did I? I'm not surprised. It is, after all, a very short window of opportunity for the posting disabled.
The winds of March should energize me (though the rain may sodden my ambition) I'll give a go to sketch (not post) each day from photos as otherwise all I'd manage is my sweetheart slouched in front of the TV.
On the left, our DGD. The interesting bit for me with this one was seeing the different sides of her gene pool as I moved a line here or shaded a contour there. Curious as I haven't really captured her to my satisfaction.
The right hand drawing is me as a toddler and yes, my ears were and are that big and I do look cross eyed in the picture but not, thank heaven, in real life. LOL


Pups and shells

A practice/thumbnail sketch for a larger piece of art I'm doing for a friend. Not certain what medium will suit a blk dog. Maybe acrylics?

I agree with Izzies assessment of my imagination sketch....chew it up and spit it out...but none the less, thoroughly enjoyed the process, so it's all good.

The shell with keys, 2nd bit to fit in with the Still Life Project http://oobos.blogspot.com/ A poor attempt at a shell but that's life, isn't it? Maybe next time.