Portrait for #ChristmasWillBeWaiting

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Overwhelmed by the support I’ve gotten from this drawing I did of my daughter for the #ChristmasWillBeWaiting drawing request from Alison Sudol’s song of the same name for JK Rowling’s charity, Lumos. Of course, I wanted to contribute! I didn’t know what I was going to draw, so I went with what I know, portraits. I chose a photo of my daughter from when she was a toddler so I could have a good emotional connection to it. The drawing itself was quick. I sat down with a coffee and quiche between my classes with my sketchbook and my box of vine charcoals. I’ve done several sketchbook drawings there. It’s a favorite place for people to work on things since the eating area is so bright and open. I’m happy with the results, though, like anything, there are parts I wish I’d improved, but I see through those to the emotion I was trying to capture.

Download Alison Sudol’s song Christmas Will Be Waiting on iTunes. Proceeds go to support Lumos

Christmas Will Be Waiting – Single by Alison Sudol

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/christmas-will-be-waiting-single/1313668773

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Knit Pickett 

This little guy is the first doll I’ve made that is actually larger than the character it’s portraying. I’m working on building an art show using new skills. I made this to see if I could make a textile doll with a wire sculpture core. Well, the answer is yes. 

This is Knit Pickett’s metal core:

Morphed Figure Drawing 

This was an assignment in my figure drawing class where I had to take my realistic drawing of our model and “morph” her into something else. I was teaching myself pastels at the time, so I used my conté sticks for this. I love how it has a Guillermo del Toro feel to it.