Friday, March 20, 2009

Limber Linda


[Thanks to Liz Holm for the title inspiration]

I went to visit some friends the other day.  Linda was just sitting so casually but in such an interesting position I had to try and capture her.   As I look at this again, she reminds me of a cat poised on top of the ottoman.  Then again, yoga guru and pretzel also popped up in my mind.

8x10 graphite on paper.

17 comments:

L.Holm said...

Great sketch, Sheila. I feel like I'm there, and enjoying a cup of tea, it's so immediate and lively. Linda certainly is limber!

simoart said...

Hi Sheila
Your sketch has life. Beautiful the way you captured her, relaxing with a cup of tea.

r garriott said...

Very nice! A great sketch.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I wish I could draw people without making them look like gnomes!

The Bull said...

I often look at people and see the animal spirits lurking just below the surface! :)

Lovely sketch!

adebanji said...

Great Drawing!

Madd Sketch said...

I luv the pose!

Edward Burton said...

Great sketch, Sheila!

Manon Doyle said...

My... Linda is limber! Great sketch of her Sheila!!

Michelle Burnett said...

Hi Sheila - Lovely sketch. It has a very calming feeling to it.

christine said...

This is very nice, Sheila — you really captured her air of calmness and ease. I love the squiggly lines that are more evident in the enlarged version.

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Super nice sketch Sheila. You capture her mood and posture perfectly

Gwen Bell said...

Very nice sketch girl! She has that graceful, zen-like expression that contented cats have when they've found just the right spot. Hummmm...Think I'll go get some tea and see if I can feel the way she looks!

Douglas Hoover said...

Lovely work, Sheila! Your sketches are darn good. (that's a technical term)

Paulo J. Mendes said...

In Portuguese, "Linda" means "gorgeous", and you truly made her look like that!

Tracey Clarke said...

Ooooo, nice life drawing, Sheila..... I suck at that.

Angela Elledge said...

Sheila, you need to post more of these sketches; this is beautiful!!!!