Sunday, October 12, 2008
Fantasy and reality collide
I started doodling this morning with some coloured pencils. It was an image of my grand daughter 'reading' her book. I like the intent look of concentration on her face and the drawing expanded as the day progressed.
Of course, as is the way of life, when you start a doodle that then shows promise, it is always on the wrong paper and always composed incorrectly on the page so you run out of paper.
I decided that I would carry on the theme of the book with some characters from it coming to life and interacting with her. I'm playing around with composition and characters on tracing paper to see what fits, colours, backgrounds etc.
I also have some tinkering to do with her features. The mouth is too low so must be adjusted and the eyes are too bright. This is done in a Canson sketchbook 11 x 14. The paper isn't bad so I'll see how it holds the coloured pencil. If it doesn't work well, I'll simply use it as a study and start a new piece on better paper.