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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Sunday Sketching -

After a fun life drawing session on Friday, I couldn't bring myself to draw the back of heads today... Instead I was thinking of one of my fairy nieces, and it just kind of evolved from there...


(-All weirdly proportioned since I started with a larger head in the upper corner of my page and didn't decide to put on the rest of the body until after I got going - and rather than cut off her left side, she just got short-armed and small-torso-d...)

I can't tell you the last time I just drew. For fun. With nothing in mind when starting....
And then this strange little thing happened as I thought of the other fairy niece. Maybe I've been unduly influenced by the Manga graphic novel I just read. Or maybe it was inspired by the hilarious looking trailer for the upcoming movie Planet 51 (the "Alien" dog just cracked me up). This is going on the 'must see' list.

(you can see a better resolution version at the official site here).

I may be coming out of my burn-out funk. :-)

6 comments:

Jessie Lilac said...

It's lovely to just let yourself draw without a destination in mind! I like the way you've drawn the tail of the merdaid, it's so swishy!x

Jennifer said...

Oh that movie looks FUN!

Glad you had fun just drawing... and are leaving that funk behind. Think Spring!! :-)

cinderelly said...

pretty mermaid! love the tail.

The Ms. S said...

Love the pleated tail!

(Mermaids are my favourite)

Soozcat said...

The mermaid is lovely. I'm put in mind of something James Christensen said about one of his women: he was pointing out that her neck was too long, one shoulder was shorter than the other and her wrist would have to be broken for her hand to hold that pose, but the composition looked good together so it really didn't matter. :)

ruthie said...

Beautiful mermaid, great to see you drawing just for fun. It sure feels good.