Saturday, March 21, 2009

Limber Linda's daughter

Thanks to Angela Elledge's encouragement, I'm posting a second sketch from my visit with my friends.  This is her daughter that I was able to bribe to sit for a few minutes so I could sketch her.  She's only 10 but she is very sharp.  She's currently learning Japanese and Mandarin and being home schooled by Linda.

8x10 graphite on paper

22 comments:

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Sheila, these last two sketches have been absolutely superb. The line work, the control, the proportion, the sensitivity to expression; all of this comes together in these sketches.

Dave King said...

Great portrait. For someone who doesn't know the sitter it has the ring of truth. Sensitively drawn.

Dean H. said...

Well done, Sheila! This and "Limber Linda" are great sketches.

Kate said...

This is so beautiful! You have a gift for figure, girl!

Vern Schwarz said...

Beautifully done. I'll bet she was thrilled.

Carol Horzempa said...

Your drawing shows sensitivity and skill that I admire. Well done, Sheila!

The Bull said...

You really have a tight energetic style to your sketch work!

L.Holm said...

I really love this one, Sheila. I agree with The Bull about the energy here. Your training and your tenderness are paying off in big ways. Tell limber linda kudos for raising such a sharp cookie!

Cynthia said...

Hi Sheila, great drawings. Love the girl's hair and facial expression. Come over to Oasis and see what I'm posted for you there! Your work shines with your heart and sensitivity. <3

Manon Doyle said...

I love your sketches! Very well done!

Cathyann said...

Excellent drawing! you have a gift of accuracy and a sensitive insightful touch. Take a bow, sheila

pencilportraits said...

Your people art is just superb Sheila, very accurate in so few pencil strokes, I'm so envious of you.

artbyakiko said...

Beautiful sketch! Great job on such a short sitting.

Gwen Bell said...

This is wonderful, Shelia! You know, it just occurred to me...I've only seen sketches of your forensic work, which are amazing considering you have to sketch, not from a model, but from someone's description. When you have an actual model, your amazing portrait drawing skills really jump off the page! Stunning!

Angela Elledge said...

Outstanding! I told you so... :-)

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Fantastic job on this portrait! The loose quality of the drawing gives me just enough information without overworking it. Beautiful job!

Paula Villanova said...

I love the line work in these drawings.

Edward Burton said...

Excellent sketch, Sheila!

r garriott said...

What a beautiful quick sketch!!!

Fito said...

Excelente dibujo! gran soltura, sabes algo de español?

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Shelia, I just love this. So sensitive and wonderful. Great job. Keep sketching!

Celeste Bergin said...

a pretty drawing of a pretty girl