Monday, November 09, 2009

Kathy's Homework - original charcoal portrait sketch by Connie Chadwell


Happy is the portrait/figure artist who has a real live person to draw! This young girl was involved in her homework - cozy in a wingback chair, with her notebook balanced on her knees, oblivious to the artist lurking to her side. Although she was occupied, I still didn't have time for much detail, but was delighted for even this small opportunity.
Most of my day was spent finishing some paintings, all of which are too wet for photos, so I was really glad to have this drawing to post. It's 14 x 11" on Stonehenge drawing paper. Thank you for stopping by!

6 comments:

Dar Presto said...

I love it! The variety of 'finish' is excellent. It tells the story of your brief moment observing a real live human. And now, as I observe her, I think of my kids in the same pose, with most of the activity taking place in their heads. Ah, that's what you nailed in the gesture - she is and isn't at rest.
This is wonderful, Connie!

Krista Meister said...

Precious!

Connie said...

Thank you, Dar. I really appreciate your comment and am so glad you stopped by!

Connie said...

Thanks so much Krista!

Anonymous said...

Hi Connie/Giddie,I really like the drawing of me.I think it's really Pretty.-Katherine

Connie said...

Hi Katherine - I am so glad you like it! Thank you, sweet girl!