The sketchy and inconsistent blog of Bethie Engstrom...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Study in movement 2/8/2012 and Sunday Sketch

Medium: HB and 2B pencils

As most are beginning to realize about me - I use my little sibs quite a bit in my sketching and inspiration, as well as random modeling for me. This little sketch was first started when I glanced out of my window to see Abs playing in the empty garden just like above - but then, to my disappointment as I feverishly tried to put her features on paper, she jumped up and came inside (it was a very blustery day and the strong winds scared her). I looked down at what I put down.... not enough for me to get that realistic movement that I've been striving for.  So, I dragged her in to my room with promises of treats and toys (maw-ha-ha - trickery is my game!) and was able to get this down. It's only a sketch but I want to redo it in a larger size soon.
(Thanks so much Sophia for hosting Sunday Sketches!)
Much love everyone - happy sketching!

19 comments:

Sophia said...

hahahaha you're too funny. :) This piece turned out super. I LOVE it. Very nice job.

Victoria said...

Absolutely beautiful...gorgeous work!Love it!
Victoria

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Very well done ~ love your artstyle ~ Wow! ~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey)

Heather Santos said...

This is so lovely! Her hair and all the details are wonderful!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

found you through Sunday sketches and so impressed with your skills... I think you captured the gusty wind through her hair... xx

MollyGirl said...

i quite like it. i definitely see the movement in her hair. she looks like a little fairy angel. i absolutely love that she's playing with a truck, too! :-)

Christine said...

you are sooo talented.

Bethie {Libster} said...

Thank you so much Sophia, Victoria, Carol, Heather, Tracey and Christine. And Mollygirl - I love it that you notice the truck - it truly was what she was playing with (what with having five brothers she has learned to adapt to the surroundings in her own special way (in her other hand was a pollypocket doll though that was a Superpolly saving the day=)).

Thank you all - you're all so sweet.

Tammie Lee said...

this is wonderfully charming! How fun that you have a model right at home...

Catherine... said...

this is gorgeous...the movement is happening..:)

BlackPumpkin said...

Cool piece!!

Magic Love Crow said...

This sketch is wonderful! I love it how you captured the hair blowing around and all the other little details! Amazing! Have a great sunday!

Jehanne's doodles said...

Beautiful! It looks like a windy day :)

Sabina said...

This is so cute! You could finish it or leave it like this. I like how absorbed she is in her toys.

EVA said...

It's a great sketch! I'm happy she could be bribed so you could finish it! ;)

Joni Nickrent said...

Awesome sketch...wonderful work!

Debbie said...

great job! the hair has so much movement!

Alicia C said...

hah! they always move when you try to draw them, don't they?

beautiful and faithful motion sketch regardless

peggy aplSEEDS said...

so well done! you do hands and feet really well. i have a hard time with those. thank you for sharing,
hugs, peggy aplSEEDS