It was an exciting week for ODAD. I went on vacation and discovered a whole boatload of people who were eager to hijack my notebook and pencils to try their hand at drawing.
A few discoveries were made.
- My Momma can shame me at a life like portrait even though I draw almost every day and she hasn’t picked up a pencil in over 15 years.
- My little sisters nose is nebulous and probably scientifically impossible to define.
- My neice, Lucy, is a born model. She will sit as still as a statue and look deep into your eyes as you draw her. Any artist would find their muse in those eyes. Also, she always has her fingers in her mouth, and I love drawing hands, perfecto.
Now, without further ado. A few of my drawing and drawings from people who left their work in my sketchbook.
I was the inspiration for this one and find the size of the eyes flatering. This artist shares my struggle with “poochy” lips. Or, as I call them in my mind, “Fox Trot Kissy Lips”.
The lovely little sister drawn by my talented mother. I think she nailed the nose, which as I previously stated, is close to impossible. Also, Tiny, indeed was modeling that sort of vacant stare.
And another by my Mom, she has a definite style. The lovely model was not in fact angry but was holding perfectly still for a long time and came to resting angry face. Not a face we see often on her.
And my drawings, I love these girlies.
My first draft of Lu
She was eager to pose for another one.
I had to beg for this one to come sit for me, it felt sacrilegious to try and capture the beauty of the Quail, but I had to try.
Finally, this is Lucy’s rendering of “heart” her stuffed doggy.
Our ODAD founder was much missed. Drawing in a group is crazy fun. I think a drawing club is in order. I at least hope everyone stays inspired and join us on ODAD.