Monday, October 13, 2008

Study for The Reader

Study for The Reader
11 x 14 coloured pencil
copyright Jeanette Jobson

Its the Thanksgiving holiday Monday today and I spent some time playing with the concept for this drawing. I think I'll call this one the study as I'm working out placement, composition, colour and figures in it.

In the next drawing, I will de-emphasize the cartoon creatures to bring forward the reality piece - my grand daughter and let the creatures become almost ghostlike in the background.

Often the journey is more appealing than the destination.

One never goes so far as when one doesn't know where one is going. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)


Stacy said...

Jeanette, what a cute idea for a portrait. Your granddaughter is growing up fast. I hope this drawing provides the inspiration you have been looking for.
And Happy Thanksgiving (now that it is almost over).

Rose Welty said...

Jeanette, this is great! It will both be a family treasure and great piece of art. Hope it was a good break.

Anonymous said...

I love this piece Jeanette,and a really great idea....big fan of donald duck myself.

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Paulette said...

Lovely work Jeanette!
I like hearing your thought process as you go through it.