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Charlie's Mum
01-12-2014, 11:32 AM
I resolved to do more sketching and more figures as I'm seriously out of practice.
These are quick works, trying to get positions before the screensaver clicks in - so 15 mins max per figure or close group ...... spent about 45 total I think.
Here they are, warts 'nd all - and the last one definitely 'in the spirit of...' :D

Pencil - each one roughly 6" at most.

A couple of the Mummers -


A couple of the Viewers -


... and a very poor attempt with my nephews :(


Thanks for looking - and I hereby promise to sketch more!!!!:lol:

01-12-2014, 11:38 AM
Great sketches Maureen. Such a wise idea to let the screen saver help you time the sketch.

01-12-2014, 11:45 AM
Great sketch! Not out of practice at all:)

01-12-2014, 12:16 PM
Very good Maureen - thanks again for hosting! I know I should throw a sketchbook in the car. Thanks for the inspiration!

01-12-2014, 12:56 PM
These are all wonderful pencil sketches Maureen! Confident drawing lines and you have captured there liveliness.

01-12-2014, 01:16 PM
Wonderful sketches Maureen - and you have definitely caught the activity in all of these sketches.

Mary Y
01-12-2014, 05:37 PM
Great sketches,if these are out of practise I'm looking forward to seeing your end of year ones !

01-13-2014, 02:53 AM
Very good sketches Maureen if you're out of practice I bet you had a lot before:)

01-13-2014, 03:10 AM
These are great Maureen, you caught the poses beautifully in 1 and 2 especially. They look like you have done them from life.

01-13-2014, 04:31 AM
Fantastic, Maureen. Everything works with the sketches - not an easy task! They are all in proportion. :clap::clap::clap:

01-13-2014, 08:13 AM
Hey Maureen:wave: nothing wrong with these:thumbsup: wonderful sketches:clap: if you want to put a figure into a painting then you already have them saved in your ref file:clap:

01-13-2014, 10:51 AM
Lovely sketches!
I like the first one most, and it's one of the pictures and crop actually I had my eyes on, if I find some time to paint this week :D

01-13-2014, 02:01 PM
Great sketching Maureen :thumbsup:

01-13-2014, 04:00 PM
These are great, Maureen! Quick sketches are VERY rewarding......and pay off.

01-14-2014, 11:23 AM
Great figures. Very well done!

01-15-2014, 06:09 AM
I like them all. Makes me think I should be doing more of this kind of thing.

01-15-2014, 07:38 AM
I agree with Robert and Mary - if this is out of practice you'll blow our socks off with more practice - super!!! and I love the idea of the limited time thing. Great inspiration and motivation for the likes of me.

01-15-2014, 12:36 PM
great people sketches

01-15-2014, 01:04 PM
you know how i love pencil works......you haven't lost your touch one bit,,,great movement .....job well done...tyree

01-15-2014, 02:31 PM
super jobs, like yer easy sketching style :)

01-15-2014, 03:02 PM
Nice! Love them...

01-15-2014, 04:03 PM
Nothing shabby about these sketchy figures.Thanks for hosting Maureen.Imelda

01-16-2014, 11:51 AM
Great figures! (What are mummers?)

Charlie's Mum
01-16-2014, 12:25 PM
Eeps - Mummers are actors who travel around - groups usually write their own stuff and perform at Festival times - or in this case, during the summer at places tourists visit:D
From medieval times.

01-16-2014, 06:39 PM
Excellent sketches!