This piece is oil on canvas, 18×24.
This piece refused to photograph well. It was wrapped and ready to be given as a gift, and after seeing the photograph I had taken of it I furiously unwrapped it to fix it. Once unwrapped the piece looked fine, and just needed to be re-photographed. The second try wasn’t much better, but I’m posting it anyway since I love the piece itself. I think the camera is as depressed as I am about the lack of sunshine.
After a really disappointing drawing of Baby A, I decided to try again. He’s a little older, so it’s getting easier to get more natural pictures. Now that I look at it on the monitor, the right hand is a little funky. But otherwise, I’ll call this a success.
Please pardon the shadows on the mat. The little patch of sun in my living room wasn’t quite 11×14.
I’m not completely sure how I feel about this one. Baby A had a weird expression to start with, so I’m not sure if this was such a great picture to work with. I’m also thinking there is just something funny about a baby sitting up..since he can’t. I’ve noticed that in general with the kids, anything posed looks, well, posed. So lesson learned. Work from pictures that capture them doing what they do naturally.
Or no pictures at all. I wish they would hold still for more than thirty seconds at at time. This less than successful drawing really makes me miss the models in figure drawing class.