Thursday, May 03, 2007

well is this day two or three of may...

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JUST FOR FUN

what day in may is this anyway??? the third?? right?? okay so far i am one drawing ahead for the month now...my poor molie is languishing in my bag this week...
THE BEGINNING
OKAY so WHY did i post three sketches...two of which you have seen...they are all the same little girl...so you could see how shes changed...i still think my fav one is the one from the back..something about a little kid curled up that is just SOOO cute!
THE END
I really like the sketchier look but it seems to get an exact likeness you have to shade with your pencil...not sure i like that but she turned out like a twin...hmmm how artistic is it to do a portrait that is close to a photo of a person??? ANYWAY problems with the first one..her nose was too long...almost always do that...her mouth ...now how did i do this ...her mouth was OFF center...poor baby...and her eyes were a hair or two too wide...fixing that got her to come out and visit...and it is like they are coming out to visit you when they appear on the paper looking just like themselves...its always such a surprise to me ...dont know why ...when they appear!!!

THis is the last of the sketches for mothers day ...thank goodness...and this one looks JUST like him too..he was not nearly the pain the little girl was although in real life its just the opposite...shes a sweety and hes a little on the fiesty side.

ANYWAY thats it the end KAPUT ...HALLELUJAH all 17 of them are done...

6 comments:

Dave said...

What lovely sketches; you have a great talent for sketching children!

Anna said...

What nice portraits - I like them all, but I agree that the first one from the back is very nice. There is something about catching a person doing something as opposed to knowingly pose...

phthaloblu said...

Wonderful sketches. She's so cute!

Teri C said...

I jsut had a great time getting caught up on your blog! Great great sketches Maggie.

caseytoussaint said...

I'm with Anna - I like all of these, but the first one is exceptional.

shirley said...

Maggie,
These are just getting better and better - and what a wonderful Mother's Day present. When my daughter (3rd child, now mother of 3) was in nursery school, one of her teachers did silhouettes of each child (black construction paper on a piece of posterboard). My father-in-law begged for it - and when he died we retrieved it and still have it hanging on the wall.