Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Summer of Color - Baseball Nut



Those who follow here regularly or are friends of mine elsewhere on this magical interwebs know that I've had a stressful week. It's felt like an eternity wrapped up in just a few shorts days and I'd be lying if I said I was displeased to see the backside of it. (if you missed my update on my niece, please see my previous post here.)

While I was happy to see my family for the brief time I spent in NJ, I wish it had been under better circumstances and that I didn't now feel like my little world has gone cock-eyed in my absence. In an attempt to get it back on keel I broke open my sketchbook and worked on a face for the summer of color. The ice cream flavor? Baseball Nut. I call this freckled lady Ginger Bee.


She's done up in micron pen and prismacolor pencils. Honestly, I liked her better when she was just a pencil sketch, before I added color. I don't really like the look of the cartoonish lines when I draw faces, so I'm not really sure why I did that. I suppose this is what sketching is for though; to practice and find out what does and doesn't work for us.



9 comments:

  1. I think the colours work beautifully - she's perfect for this week's SOC flavour :o) She's kinda sassy too and I like that!

    See you next week at SOC!

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  2. I love the mischief in her eyes

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  3. Love her freckles and the expression on her face!

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  4. I am just getting caught up on blogs but I did know what was going on with your niece, as you know, through Facebook. It is the scariest thing in the world when something wrong happens to a baby. The waiting, the panic, the pain, the feelings of helplessness, it's unbearable. I am happy to hear she is physically better. I have heard of this happening, but that doesn't make it any easier during the situation. Take care of yourself and get some much needed rest.

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  5. great job with the color scheme this week! thanks for your visit to my blog too!

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  6. Well I think Ginger Bee is gorgeous! I wish I could draw that well. xoxo

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