View Full Version : WDE April5: Spring Lamb & Ewe

04-05-2013, 02:11 PM
Something about viewing sheep that is calming... This was so nice for a peaceful diversion! Rearranged the ewe & lamb since the mama was looking out of the photo... Did this sketch in about an hour with graphite pencil & wash on sketch pad paper - 130 lb - 8 1/2" x 11" - thinking about adding a little watercolor but out of time for now. Will add to the post if I decide to mess with it further...
Thanks for looking! :wave: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2013/99739-WDE_Sheeps.jpg

Charlie's Mum
04-05-2013, 02:28 PM
So delicate, so pretty and great relationship between the three creatures.
I like the pencil work so would be loathe to add colour personally! :lol:
What a lovely seasonal card this will make!
Thank you Patrice - nice to have you back!:)

04-05-2013, 02:54 PM
Great drawing!:)

04-05-2013, 06:49 PM
Lovely drawing Patrice and as said very calming - I like it as is,but if you were going to do something then maybe a wash - nice to see your work here again.

04-05-2013, 09:18 PM
Gorgeous! It shows that you have perfected your drawing style.

04-05-2013, 10:40 PM
Beautiful hillside and great sheep :thumbsup:

Valri Ary
04-05-2013, 10:58 PM
I love this drawing! I like the calmness and the simplicity of it.
I'd be torn to add some watercolour or just leave it....

04-05-2013, 11:19 PM
It is perfect just as it is, Patrice. I love it.

04-06-2013, 01:10 AM
very pretty and peaceful welcome back Patrice

04-06-2013, 03:34 AM
Very nice Patrice. Excellent sketch! Love that little lamb!

04-06-2013, 06:26 AM
me too, love sheeps, super job on the rearrangement, well done...

04-06-2013, 10:19 AM
Correction made: Trouble with posting right after you think you are done is later a glaring error may be found! :( I realized it was evident the ewe was out of drawing -- resembling a giant weasel with a too-long body. Shortened the body & decided to agree with most of those who were kind enough to suggest to not add any watercolor.

Thank you so very much for your kind remarks! :heart: Hoping to do a couple more of Maureen's most excellent references this weekend! :)


04-06-2013, 10:42 AM
You made such a beautiful drawing from the reference, I really like it. It's great.
And I think, it's a good decision not to add color to it (although I love watercolors). The atmosphere in this drawing is perfect as is - imho.


04-06-2013, 01:49 PM
What a lovely drawing! It looks like an illustration you'd find in a children's book! Makes me wonder what the story is between the mama sheep and the little lamb.

I'm glad you didn't put any color on this. I just love it the way it is!

04-06-2013, 02:12 PM
How I enjoy this sweet drawing! It's so nice to see all the different ways people interpret and produce a piece. Well done!

Toshiko Tanimoto
04-06-2013, 08:55 PM
So nice!Perfect drawing.:wave:

Old Dog
04-06-2013, 09:33 PM
Lovely. Your drawing is very calming.

04-07-2013, 03:53 AM
This is great! You should write a children's book to fit the drawing ;)

04-07-2013, 08:06 AM
Absolutely excellent work, Patrice!
I really LOVE how you do tree trunks...outstanding! :)

04-07-2013, 11:37 AM
It's a beautiful drawing and very calming, you're right. I agree that it looks like there's a story here. I love the composition change you've made and those trees are just wonderful. I see you made a correction,but it didn't seem to bother me at all in the first drawing---I had to go back and see what you meant!

04-07-2013, 11:48 AM
It's delightful. I'm glad you didn't add color. You can always print it out on wc paper and paint on that to see how it would be with color.

04-07-2013, 12:25 PM
Hello, Patrice. Although I adore your sheep, (the lamb especially reminds me of an illustration in a child's prayer book), I particularly admire your background trees! They are beautifully drawn and give the sheep family a
secure and sheltered home.


04-07-2013, 08:34 PM

I think it's perfect and illustrates a master of composition. You thought this out...and the result shows. I just wanna pick up that little kid and hug it!


04-08-2013, 01:24 AM
beautiful sketch and wash.... lovely illustration!!!

04-08-2013, 12:43 PM
Lovely drawing just as is. It is peaceful and calm.

04-08-2013, 01:52 PM
a beautiful drawing Patrice, good finish
I love this pastoral scene

04-08-2013, 03:27 PM
Beautiful pencil drawing!

Lake of Trees
04-09-2013, 08:51 PM
Such a lovable drawing. Great idea to change around the sheep to have to the mother looking back at her youngin.

04-10-2013, 08:03 AM
excellent drawing great lines and clean work wonderful

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04-13-2013, 02:19 AM
beautiful drawing!!! I love the details and the composition!