View Full Version : FND 3-8 Boy in Window

03-08-2002, 10:25 PM
This is graphite HB, 4B, 6B on 9 x 12 Canson sketch:


03-08-2002, 10:33 PM
I'm so envious of you people-sketchers. That would take me hours and involve a lot of erasing and gnashing of teeth. :D
And it wouldn't look anywhere near this good!

03-08-2002, 11:11 PM
Oh Ariadne,

I think you caught his wistful expression so well! Great job on his features too! WAAYYYY better than mine!

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03-08-2002, 11:13 PM
Great sketch, AriadneArts!! Like the detail you've done on it, his expression and the reflection in the window!
I'm with you sundiver when it comes to doing people ... they just don't look like anything human when I'm done with them. :evil: :D

03-08-2002, 11:13 PM
Good drawing Ariadne. :)

You have caught his soulful expression, and I like his eye, and the effective way you have used the texture of the paper to show his hair.

03-08-2002, 11:16 PM
Well done, Eileen - he's such a cute fellow and you've captured his expression perfectly.

03-09-2002, 05:41 AM
I like your handling of the shirt, the eye the ear and the nose well pretty much all of it. Nice rendering and the dark contrast behind works so well. Really good work.


03-09-2002, 09:25 AM
This image was popular tonight!! I think one of the toughest to do and you got it!! Love how you put the main emphasis on the boy and gave us a hint of the reflection..that was good! You also captured the light on his hands:) Its what attracted me to this image! What I really like? His ear!!! What an amazing ear!! lol...Im serious though, its excellent! You can almost touch it:D And you also captured that forelorn look on his face-both his and his reflection! Great drawing:clap:

03-09-2002, 10:47 AM
Geez, everybody did this pic :( I tried it because it looked hard (and it was) and everybody else made it look too easy! <img src= "http://bratwood.netherweb.com/smileys/crying.gif">

I'm kidding of course ;) Looks great Ariadne! :clap:

03-09-2002, 10:51 AM
I look at this and think "this kid must be a little rascal." You really caught a look there. Wonderful job changing it into bw

03-09-2002, 01:14 PM
Gosh, thanks so much everyone! You know, I DON'T do people. This is just my third time. I tried this one because I was really drawn to the image. But I began it with the thought "I'll do what I can, but NO WAY am I gonna post it." I might get into it, though--it's kinda fun, after all. I was intimidated by the idea, but you're all so encouraging. I love seeing how different artists interpret the same image. And having the time limit is no end of help to me because I tend to get so lost in the details. I love these drawing events--they're great for learning. Thanks everybody for sharing your work and for taking the time to comment on mine.

03-09-2002, 06:14 PM
I like how you made the window reflection and everything on the left side light and made the other side dark. Looks good.


03-11-2002, 04:11 AM
Wow! a stunning drawing. I love the way that inside is so much darker than the reflection ...very effective:)

03-11-2002, 09:39 AM
very lovely and gentle treatment of your subject Ariadne

03-11-2002, 10:16 AM
I like the way the glass looks here! Very transparent. Nicely done.

03-11-2002, 10:58 AM
hey Eileen - very nice, 3rd one huh? Well you better show up for all the ones coming too!! :D Very nice graphite - cute little boy, nice darks and highlights. LOL! And his hands glow!


03-13-2002, 04:44 PM
Wow Eileen!
Everyone's said it already - but you are smokin' with this one. Send some of your magic fairy dust for sketching my way!

Have a great day! :)

03-13-2002, 05:17 PM
Thanks BT, Imp, Mae, Busy, TJ and Greencook.

TJ: Thank you! Oh I'll be showing up, of course. I live from Drawing Event to Drawing Event now. Can't decide if that's wonderful or pathetic, but it feels good, so I guess it's wonderful. LOL ;)

Greencook: Hey, you've got more fairydust goin' on than I'll ever have, but thanks so much for the kind words. :D