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Monday, May 28, 2007

Lead-Free Figures



Continuing my exercise to sketch figures directly with pigment liner/pen I took advantage of my youngest Son being engrossed in his Lego on Friday evening. The time allowance was 15 minutes and I later added some quick colour washes.

18 comments:

laserone said...

Oh, this came out wonderful! That's awesome, I have such a hard time drawing people real-time, I mean not from a photo. Wow, this came out really good. :)

gingermoggy said...

Lovely Anita. This reminds me of an 'old-fashioned' children's book illustration. I like the washes and the way you've left areas of highlight. Jules

Robyn said...

What a magical 15 minutes work, Anita. I was about to say vintage children's illustration but I see Jules has beaten me to it.

Serena said...

A definite vintage feel to it...wonderful work, Anita!

Dave said...

Very nicely done; you even made the box look transparent! And doesn't he play neatly...no Lego scattered all over the room (or is that artistic license!).

Emma Pod said...

What a great sketch! Very nicely done. I also love the red jam jar from a previous post.

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Laser!

Anita said...

Thankyou Jules, I love that you felt it had an 'old fashioned' feel.

Anita said...

Thankyou so much for your kind encouragment Robyn.

Anita said...

Thankyou Serena! :)

Anita said...

LOL...Dave he really does play that nicely....sometimes!
I am so pleased you mentioned the transparency of the toy box, I was rather pleased with that myself.
Thankyou!

Anita said...

Thankyou Emma!

Nina Johansson said...

Anita, this is wonderful! You really captured that concentrated look kids can have while playing... Lovely!

Anita said...

Thankyou Nina!

artsyfran said...

Fabulous! You've inspired me to do more drawing. Thanks so much for sharing

Anita said...

Thankyou Fran, so pleased to hear my blog inspired you!

phthaloblu said...

What a wonderful sketch! You're doing really well without the pencil. And your subject matter continues to inspire me as well.

Anita said...

Thanx Phthalo, I'm surprised how natural the pen feels to me now.