This is a digital sketch of my grandson, Eli. We went to the park and I took a ton of photos of Eli and his sister, Selah, as they were briskly running, jumping, swinging, and twirling around the park. I am so thankful for my camera and the fact that it enables me to capture moments of motion like this one. I’m not sure I could create a nice final drawing without the still captured by the camera.
I do enjoy sketching and gesture drawing, but for the details I really like working from photographs.
I have created a book for two of my grandchildren and Eli’s book is next. It is written. Now I am beginning work on the illustrations. I’m not sure yet which style I will work in for Eli’s book, but I need to draw a lot of pictures of him to capture his “character” no matter what.
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