July 6, 2006

Gwenny at 8 hours old

This is a beginning of a sketch of a baby. I still have lots of work to do on it, but thought I would post several versions of the sketch as it develops. There is always lots of pressure when drawing someone known to the artist, because if the picture doesn't look exactly perfect, then it will be considered an insult. But I keep telling myself that it is always better to make the attempt than to avoid the difficult parts.

I haven't done a lot of drawing since I left University, so my skills are a bit rusty. I am hoping to try to practice a bit every day to get my skills back, and this was a great subject. Such a peaceful baby - for the first few hours of life.

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