Picture Saturday

For the second week in a row!  Hooray for consistency!  (How long that will last is another matter entirely.  🙂 )  This week’s art collection is an interesting mish-mash of fanart and drawings of my own characters.

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I got a sudden urge to draw Sydney again, so here he is.  Not sure if this is a scene from the book (didn’t have any particular scene in mind) or just one that could have happened, given his character.  However, I think I’m overdue for a happy Sydney picture now, perhaps one with little Lucie too.

These drawings with a candle as a light source look dramatic, but wow, it takes a long time to cover the page with graphite.  🙂

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Slightly crooked drawing of Michael Caine as Scrooge from Muppet Christmas Carol.  Funny that a Muppet adaptation of Dickens’ classic should be the closest to the book, but the studio pulled it off.  Also, Caine’s portrayal of Scrooge is my favorite.  He gives a believable performance of a greedy and bitter man, but with some humanity in him and capable of changing for the better.

Drawn while watching, naturally, Muppet Christmas Carol last night.

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Remember that drawing I posted a while back of my character Durant, holding his baby nephew, Luke?  Well, here’s toddler Luke “helping” his mama with the laundry.  (The story has a semi-western setting, which is why the laundry equipment is old-fashioned and sitting outside.)  Luke is not the only child; he has an older brother named Alex, but I haven’t drawn him yet.

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And here’s Luke and Alex’s mama and Durant’s older sister.  This sketch was really just to capture her face and features; I picture her vividly, but actually getting that on paper is another matter.  I mostly like how this turned out; the forehead looks weird, but everything else looks okay.  Her gaze is lowered because she’s knitting or sewing or something like that.

Also, Mary likes red gingham.  She uses it for everything, curtains, tablecloths, throws, and her apron.

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This is the picture I didn’t finish last week that really belongs with the other Josefina pictures.  The objects are Josefina’s treasures: in the back, her memory box, where she keeps things that remind her of her Mama.  From left to right of the back row: lavender-scented soap, a silver thimble, a dried primrose, a chunk of turquoise, and the doll, Nina.  Then the front row: a blue hair ribbon, the necklace Tia Dolores brought, a swallow’s feather, a silver heart, and a toy pig.

I tried to go for realistic shadows/lighting, but didn’t quite make it; I’m still learning how to use colored pencils.  🙂

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2 thoughts on “Picture Saturday

  1. FIRST OF ALL I AM SO SORRY I HAVE BEEN SO ABSENT.

    But holy goodness girl, you’re lighting is amazing. That Sydney? A+, darling.

    AND WOW THAT TODDLER IS AWESOME GO YOU.

    Sorry, I shall comment more tomorrow, but until then, HAPPY DECEMBER!

    • Christine Eyre says:

      Hey, no problem! But it’s good to hear from you now!

      Oh, thank you! I like the way it turned out; and boy, toned paper is awesome for dramatic lighting.

      THE KIDS AND BABIES JUST MELT MY HEART! Am I fangirling over my own story? Yes I am. 🙂

      Looking forward to hearing from you, and happy December to you too!

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