Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cecilia Sketches

Preliminary Sketches of
Cecilia DeBearvoire
Permanent Ink
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My apologies for not posting the preliminary sketches of Cecilia in the last post here. Her face is actually much more accurate in these sketches than in the painting. She looks a bit, ummm, grouchy. Or maybe she's just mad. Either way, her face is not a "happy face."

Something else I was having trouble with was her body proportions. She doesn't really have shoulders and her arm are longer than her legs. Working out proportions on this page gave me a better chance for succeeding in my painting.

I've got a few more critters in my collection that I think I'll be using for practice as well. They're light and small if I want to carry them with and they usually have such endearing faces that they're fun to sketch!

When I get more sketching done in my "junk journal" (see prior post), I'll post them here!

Happy drawing!

3 comments:

  1. I love Cecilia, especially the way her hat is tilted on her had. Thanks for sharing your sketches!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the sketches. Do you ever decide after doing several sketches like this that you are done/bored with the subject and don't paint it or develop it further after all?

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  3. Those sketches are wonderful, Laure! How sweet. You should do a children's book.

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