Monday, October 12, 2009

Have you "Twilight"d?

I think almost every young girl from age 12 on up has read the Twilight series. I read them with my daughter because I wanted to make sure they were not too racy or violent. I could not believe she read all four books [average of 600 pages each] fairly quickly.

When the movie "Twilight" came out, I was prepared to hate it but was blown away with the wonderful direction of Catherine Hardwick.

With "New Moon" set to debut next month, my daughter has been collecting fan mags on all the movie stars. I remember Tiger Beat and all those other teen fan magazines. For me it was Davy Jones, for my daughter it's currently "Edward Cullen" played by Robert Pattinson.

I thought it would be fun to "force" myself to study this face ans see what all the fuss is about. Turns out to be one of the easiest sketches I've done in a while!


11x14 pencil on paper

17 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Sheila, I see your talents lie especially in portraiture! I've not read any of the series, but I've seen this guy in lots of places in mags. I think he looks better in your version! You've caught that sultriness in his eyes! So wonderfully done!

Art with Liz said...

Know nothing about Twilight but love the sketch.

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

What an excellent sketch!!!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Your sketches are so real.
Great work no crime this time.
Love it!

dominique eichi said...

very nice sketch.

Natasha said...

Wow, great job! I am not fan, but I have read the books and I know about the massive fan base. I bet you could make an entire business out of selling character drawings to the fans .

Manon Doyle said...

Terrific drawing Sheila!! My daughter has also read them all!

Michelle said...

Very nice (and dreamy) drawing! I guess I have to admit that I've read them.

Ellen said...

Way too young for me, but ooh la la, you caught those shaggy good looks perfectly! Cool!

Cathyann said...

I AM old!!!haven't a clue, Sheila...but the drawing is quite good..easy on the eyes, he is!!!

artbyakiko said...

Great sketch! I love it! I have seen many vampire movies. My favorite one is "Dracula" by Francis Coppola and Twilight is my next favroite.

Janelle Goodwin said...

You really captured those sexy eyes!

Celeste Bergin said...

this does show that you appreciated the subject..! beautiful!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Fantastic sketch. You have captured the essence of his personality. Davey Jones? I liked him as well, after Paul McCartney. I still have a scrap book that I made from cutouts of those magazines. How crazy is that?

Carrie Griesemer said...

Wow, I love your sketch. Your rendering style is great! I bet your daughter wants to hang it on her wall.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Such a great sketch. You nailed it!

And I love your blast from the past with Tiger Beat....ya, Davy Jones was high on my list back then too. :D

Dean Grey said...

Sheila!

Sexy sketch!

-Dean