Sunday Sketches – KJ



Sunday Sketches

This week for Sunday Sketches, I decided to crank up my portraiture skills. I then promptly found I didn’t really have any and that I really need to practise more.

In any case, here is the sketch that proved to me that I really need to free up my style in this area. I think I might make it a little project of mine and hopefully it will come freer and more lively.

KJ February 2011KJ Feb 2011, HB & 2B graphite pencil on cartridge, approx. 220 x 250 mm

Practise makes perfect, so I guess I’ll need to practise some more.

(KJ is my nearly 3 year old daughter)


24 responses to “Sunday Sketches – KJ”

  1. How can you say you don’t have any portrait skills when you produce this wonderful picture. Really great!

  2. This is great! It made me happy when I looked at it. It conjures up thoughts of play and running about in the wind. It’s fab!

  3. Oh this is just so sweet. i can feel the excitement here and the wind blowing across this adorable face! You are VERY talented, I think. I love the long eyelashes, too! have a great sunday. will try to follow you on google connect, did you change your follow button?

    1. Thanks so much for the follow and your lovely feedback ๐Ÿ˜€

      (Yes, KJ’s eyelashes are to die for :D)

  4. The smile is amazing. It makes *me* smile and just think of a day filled with perfect joy.

  5. You definitely have portrait talent, this is beautiful.

  6. looks like you have PLENTY OF TALENT in that arena!!!

  7. oh wow, well done

  8. This is beautiful!!! Very good work!

  9. Awwwww… if you could only value your skills as much as we all do!

    Do you know what my very favorite part of this piece is?

    Those lovely, delicate, wispy, eyelashes!

  10. No portrait skills?!?! Are you kidding me? It’s amazing. I’M the one who needs more practice. ha ha

    Happy SS!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. this is wonderful…I guess we all have different standards, because it’s a fabulous portrait as far as I can see!

  12. Fabulous hair – hair is tricky – love the movement and expression – you are so funny – i see talent!

  13. she looks great to me! Love the hair, lashes and teeth (I find teeth hard to draw).

  14. Your proportions are all very accurate, natural looking. I think it’s pretty durn good. Of course, practice is always called for…

  15. I love the free movement in this and the expression on her face. I think it is lively and wonderful!

  16. This is wonderful, full of joy, free flowing hair, contentment… Living the moment!

  17. You have captured such a wonderfully joyful moment in time… beautifully.

  18. this is darling, you so captured her expression.

  19. This is soo adorable!! ๐Ÿ™‚ love it!

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  22. you are delirious. this is great!