Saturday, November 24, 2007


graphite 8 x 5
copyright Jeanette Jobson

I've been writing my 'to do' list for this weekend and it is longer than my weekend. I've made some progress however, despite an afternoon nap which lost me an hour or so. This little drawing wasn't on my list, but just happened from a reference in a weekend drawing thread that I found interesting.

Getting that jumble of lips and noses in the right position was fun. The boy's mother took the photo and his girlfriend obviously wasn't impressed at being spied upon, therefore 'the look'. I always say that you never really see something until you've drawn it stays true for me. The exploration in detail of a kiss makes the process seem rather strange. I wonder who ever thought up kissing?

Despite thoughts of kissing, I've managed to complete the prep for my kids drawing class tomorrow and the adult one and made a start on prep for the December classes. Already I have to turn my mind to January as they want my schedule for that month.

Tomorrow's children's drawing class will be all about design with some interesting explorations into imagination, colour, values, depth, etc. My demos are turning into 1960s pop culture pieces or else I'm reverting! The clear, bright colours are an interesting change from my usual graphite.


Rose Welty said...

Nicely done Jeanette - the modeling on his face and the expression on hers! Superb.

Megan Wolfe said...

Really nice detail around the lips and noses.. the lips especially look fleshy and soft. Great drawing!

Terry Banderas said...

nice job of drawing on this baby. everything is very nicely drawn.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Rose, I enjoyed doing this one.

Megan, I'm glad you dropped by. Thank you.

Hi Terry, thanks for your comments. It was an interesting drawing to produce.