Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Drawing Children


I have a project coming up later this spring that is going to involve lots of kid drawing. The above posted drawings are from a recent morning warm-up session . These were drawn from reference with an emphasis, hopefully, of capturing the character and spirit of the kids while trying also to stay loose and draw with a light touch - a tall order. That's why these are warm-ups.  :)

10 comments:

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

I have 11 grandchildren you're welcome to borrow for reference.

Ben Hatke said...

Ohh, getting children down is a challenge. If you're drawing them from life you have to be super fast and just get a gesture down.

These are great. You're sketches are always an inspiration.

Larry MacDougall said...

Kim - Thanks, I will have to keep that in mind :)

Larry MacDougall said...

Ben - You are so right. The hardest part for me is getting them to look the proper age. A 6 year old is different from a 9 year old but those differences are so subtle - it's a challenge !

Gabriel said...

Those are hilarious- so much energy and expression. Nice job.

Ben Hatke said...

Yeah, and their proportions are in such a state of flux.

By the way, I mentioned your art in my blog -how I found it early on in my career and how it really motivated me.

tinypearl5758 said...

WOW! Very expressive, I use to sketch, I haven't done any for years, good luck with your project.

as usual Great work. xxx

Larry MacDougall said...

Gabriel - Thanks.

Larry MacDougall said...

Ben - I'm honoured - thanks so much :)

Larry MacDougall said...

Tiny Pearl - It's never too late to get back into it. With your imagination and mind for stories I'll bet you have a lot to offer :)