Monday, May 12, 2008

Day 11 of 21

©Katleen Rietz
Tonite I challenged myself to draw a child in a scrunched position, and to give that child glasses. I sometimes think proportions can be tough in a pose like this, and glasses can look comical if one is not careful. Overall, I am pleased with the sketch, although I admit I fussed with some shading and the spade and watering can for a while and it took me longer than 15 minutes. I sort of liked it before I added all of the rendering. It had a really nice spontaneity to it.

12 comments:

  1. Wonderful to see all your drawings as you go through the 21 days, they are really excellent (also nice to hear your comments and thoughts on the process).

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  2. I really like that our drawings are of people doing fun things outside. I am biased cuz I love to plant things, swing, climb trees, walk in the rain, collect insects, etc. :). You've captured all the fun things that children (and adults) do! This girl is so adorable too. The glasses makes her look like she will grow up to become a botanist. hehe.

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  3. These wonderful drawings bring back such sweet memories, thanks for sharing.

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  4. She's wonderful! Agreed that poses like this are hard correct manage proportions but I think you did a great job.

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  5. Wow! This one is really gr8t! I think you did a nice job of making her glasses not comical!:) I also think the watering can adds to the fact that she's planting. Nice job!!

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  6. Katleen i love it, the glasess OMG, so cute!

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  7. The drawing looks great in proportions, and you have good skills.I find it's difficult and so challenging to keep the proportions right when drawing humans.

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  8. so cute, kate! all of these!
    hope you had a nice time at your brother's.
    xoxo
    teri

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  9. She's perfect Kate! Truly perfect! Love her with the eye glasses, you did a wonderful job with that. What a lovely illustration!

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  10. so sweet Kate...love her....you did an awesome job with her

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  11. scrunched positions ARE hard! nice job, it looks amazing!

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  12. Great job with the scrunch and the glasses! You make it look effortless.

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