Sunday Sketches

The wonderful Kristin Dudish suggested I have a go at the Sunday Sketches Challenge.

So I dug out my sketch book and have some of my not so hot sketches to share. I promise in the future to actually do something constructive for this challenge.

I did scribble down Frenken Furter for the challenge, a little character that bombarded his way across my brain while I was designing a much more serious piece (that so far hasn’t seen the light of day). I’m not sure what he is or if I’ll ever do anything with him, but he was such a cheery fellow and cheeky at all the serious desing work happening in my head at the time that I thought I’d save him from my forgetfulness.

Hmm, I wonder if he is whimsey…

The other two pieces are currently listed as failures. I posted ‘Afterwards‘ a short while ago and mentioned that it was my second attempt at an answer to the challenge…this was the first. I could have worked at it and got it right, but I’ve done precise drawing before and this isn’t the field I really want to explore right now. So it sits unfinished in my sketchbook.

The expression on the baby’s face changes at the slightest move of a line. It’s kinda working, but not at its best. Also I have the baby at an awkward angle for the mother to hold.  The concept of ‘afterwards’ was after all the effort of birth there is that moment of peace for mum and bubs where they just stare at each other. Pfft, it will never be finished.

This one isn’t a sketch, but so far it is a lame work-in-progress – read ‘not working so needs to be beaten into shape or painted over’. I slapped this together today. The concept is evolving and not really working the way it should. Also, I suck at life drawing.

Now go visit some of the other peoples who have done way better than this.  There is some lovely work over there – Sunday Sketches.

(off to bed at a decent time)