Saturday, 10 March 2012

Too beautiful not to draw.....

A couple of days ago I took a photo of Esme and thought that it really captured just how perfect she is, (bias, I know). I think she would make a good Goldilocks, she certainly loves porridge! Anyway, this gave me further inspiration to do some more drawing, which proved tricky as she wanted to sit on my lap whilst I tried my best to see what I was doing. She also felt the need to add to my drawing which was a little frustrating!

Mixed media on paper
So, all in all, I quite like the result, I particularly like the fact it took only around an hour in total, if that. I've managed to keep it nice and loose in style.
The inspiration

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Children's portraits

So this is what I'm working on at the moment, a portrait of my usual muse, my daughter, Esme. I'm not sure what to do with it yet, leave it as pencil or add colour? I'm pleased with bits of it but the eye on the right hand side of the drawing isn't quite right yet. She is actually cuddling her four and a half month old brother, Edward, you can just see his little baldy head in the corner! If I get good at these, I would like to do some commissions to earn a bit of dosh, perhaps then I might be able to afford more than a £9.50 'The Sun, collect tokens in the paper' holiday!