Friday, June 10, 2011

Sketches



I'm a bit between paintings right now with not a lot to show.  Work has been crazy in the lead up to me taking a couple of weeks off.  At this point I'm looking forward to having some time to myself and catch up a little on all those things I want to do but never have time to.

Each day I take time to sketch, something,, anything and today was no different.  I was up early and did a sketch in coloured pen of a koi.  I didn't have time to complete it, as other morning tasks took over.


This evening I did a quick sketch in graphite of an image from the Weekend Drawing event on Wetcanvas.  I don't go there often but sometimes check in when I'm looking for inspiration for something or someone to draw.  This image is of a young girl dressed up for some sort of fair.  I find it a little disturbing having young children dressed almost as adults.  I'm sure its simply dress up in this case, but I'm old fashioned and like kids to have childhoods, safe and secure. There is plenty of time to grow up when mind and body are in sync.

3 comments:

Sue Pownall said...

I like both these sketches, esp the details in the carp. I agree with you, dress children as children, there is plenty of time to dress like an adult.

Mrs Murphy said...
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Anita said...

I love both of these. The fish is fantastic. As to children being dressed as adults, you don't want to get me started on that!