Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday Sketches - Figures

I have been getting back to a children's book that I wrote some years ago, letting it sit unfinished when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  I'm doing fine now, seven years later, and now I am  finishing up all the illustrations for it.  (You can catch up on the process in my previous week's posts.) 

Some illustrations have come easier than others--I find that I am not very good with human figures, so I have been practicing!  Here are a couple of pages from my sketch book diary.




Thanks for taking a look!

I have linked up with Sunday Sketches over at BlueChairDiary.  It's fun to see what everyone else is working on! I hope you will visit.

19 comments:

Christine said...

you have captured a lovely movement in your figures, not easy to do I think.

Lynn said...

Love that gal jumping rope! Fun action drawing!
Glad you are healed and letting your artist out!
A dear friend just had her last surgery for her breast reconstruction after her double mas. Good for you being cancer free seven years now! Way to go~

Jehanne's doodles said...

Great sketches. The girl skipping rope looks super.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

These look great! The faces are very realistic.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful to see your sketches.

Rita said...

lovely sketches!

Tam Hess said...

Oh I struggle with the human form. I'm thinking of taking a class this fall to help with that big problem! Your sketches are great! Practice, practice right?

Sabina said...

I struggle with the human form too and it's what I draw and paint more than anything else. It's just challenging in general, so good for you for sticking with it. And how cool that you're illustrating a children's book. I can't think of a better way to celebrate your good health.

Splendid Little Stars said...

But it's fun to practice. Your sketches seem great to me!

Pamela Bates said...

i think they're very sweet illustrations. we're always our own worst critics. wahoo on the 7 years front. our friend just her 9 year check up the other day!! which means my sister in law must be 11 or 12 years out. this is ALL good. keep at the book!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

congrats on the 7 year milestone and I have to say that I struggle with figures as well... these are great I think...xx

Sheryl Hastings said...

Love your new blog and your new expression of creativity! Can't wait to see what is yet to come.

Heather said...

Drawing people is always difficult for me, too!
I am glad you shared them with us...and i wish you all of the best with your book!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Actions figures and faces ~ lovely ~ fun creations ~ (A Creative Harbor) Exploring is always challenging yet fun I think ~ ^_^

Meoww said...

Very nice sketches!

Gallery Juana said...

congratulations on your remission and getting back into finishing your book!

Molly said...

great to hear that you've hit your 7 year mark and are doing well!

your sketches are lovely-- great movement in the top one.

Makeiteasycrafts.blogspot.com said...

Love the movement in your sketches! Cool! :-)

Alexandra said...

Well you're doing a wonderful job. I love these. Well done. :)