Tuesday, July 11, 2006

My granddaughters



I'm beginning to think that my better children sketches are those I do after 14-hour days and just before I fall asleep. Perhaps I'm not trying as hard?

I sketched these in 20 minute segments just after two exhaustingly long days, no contact lenses, and poor light .... sure is something to think about! LOL

11 comments:

Teri C said...

There is something to be said about quick sketches. I know I sometimes do good ones too when I am in a hurry.

These are just great Lin. They look so innocent.

Here's an idea. You should take each sketch and make a collage of them.

Marilyn said...

What angel faces!!! Not sure about the best times but if that works for you, then by all means...
I seem to do my sketches in the early afternoon.

Felicity said...

These are just delightful! When you put your mind to improving we can only stand back in amazement :)!

Shelly McC said...

Beautiful sketches. I actually do my best work late. I dont really start to feel creative at about 8pm.

Alison said...

Maybe you're 'just' getting better witht the practice - getting to understand the shapes better. Anyway, these are lovely Well done

Terri said...

Both are terrific, but the one of Taylor is fantastic. I agree about there being something to 'not trying so hard'. These are great Lin!!

starrgirl's world said...

these are lovely, Lin. And my first thought was that you are just getting better with practice. Both of these are absolutely precious.

SCquiltaddict said...

These are just great Lin...so sweet....

Jana Bouc said...

Fabulous! These are perfection. Maybe you've discovered the secret to good art--be so tired that you can't see straight! I actually fell asleep at my drawing table sitting up a couple weeks ago but it didn't help the picture at all.

Loretta said...

Lin, these sketches are so emotional and convey so much innocence. They remind me of that famous artist who did baby sketches, name completely escapes me now. Good work!

anniefortenberry@web-access.net said...

Beautiful. I think when we are half asleep, our Left Brain may take a hike and may just shut up and let us do our best work. Dorothea Brand in BECOMING A WRITER recommends getting up early in the morning, going immediately to the desk while half asleep, and starting in. She wrote that in 1934 before people talked about Right Brain-Left Brain. And whatever the theory behind it, I find it works for me.
Annie