"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can." - Danny Kaye
Saturday, May 30, 2009
EDM #67 Draw something Mom
4-1/4" x 4-1/4" ink on sketchbook paper, using Castell TG technical pen, size 2 nib, with Radiograph ink.
I drew this from a beautiful photograph I found here. I am the father of two boys. We didn't cut either of my son's hair for quite some time, so both had curls at this age. Although the original photo was of a little girl, I think the child in my drawing looks more like a boy, and the picture brings back memories of my sons at that age.
I originally intended to draw the whole image and add color with watercolor but then realized that I had accidentally drawn on 60 lb. paper (from a pad that alternates 60 lb. with 140 lb. paper) which is too light for the watercolor. So I expect to revisit this image again. In the meantime, this picture meets Everyday Matters challenge number 67, Draw Something Mom.
This photograph is from Morguefile, which I recently found. The site appears to be a great resource for free photography that can be adapted for creative use without copyright concerns.
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