mercredi 7 mars 2012

Books, mice and faces

Last books I've been reading. The Franzen book took me a long time, it's big and I read slowly, often wondering why I wasn't leaving it for another book, but for some reason, I wanted to finish it, know where he was going with the characters.



The day I finished the book was the day I got a phone call from the vet saying they had found my little dog, who had escaped, and he was dead. He's been with me for only one and a half month and I was surprised how hard I took the news.
Now that I've darkened the mood... on a more fun side, here's a little picture from a project I'm working on :


I have some ideas for an illustrated story. I'm slowly working on them. I'm concentrating on the process and quite enjoying it.  Some pictures are difficult because I need reference photos to draw from, and sometimes I have to use several and complete mentally the missing parts to create the picture I want, and it's a little (a lot!) above my skill level...


And faces, because I try to practice regularly those.



I've not been blogging for a long time. I simply didn't have the time. I'll try to do more but I'm not sure the next months are going to be much better.
Anyway, best regards and thoughts to everyone passing by!

13 commentaires:

nanke's stuff a dit…

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. It doesn't take long for them to make themselves right at home in your heart. Your post has lots of nice work in it - keep it up! nancy

ElasticUnicorn a dit…

So sorry to hear about your dog.
The artwork is fantastic. Love the faces and the illustration for the story is wonderful.
I hope you do post more often.
Stew.
stewcrowther.wordpress.com

E*phi a dit…

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. I cried a lot when my cat died. I hope you are ok.

Love those sketches - all of them! So full of detail! <3 Looking forward to that story of yours.

Sue Brown a dit…

So sorry to hear that sad news, Delph - tough time for you.

Your idea looks fantastic - hope this gives you something exciting to focus on. Keep us posted!

Sue

Lynn a dit…

Sorry about your little dog, Delph. Loss is so hard. I always really enjoy your book drawings.

Jane a dit…

Very sorry to hear about the loss of your dog...

I love the picture of the cupboard with the mice ... we've moved into an older house and how have a big larder - and MICE! So I had been pondering writing a little mouse cartoon! good to see yours in action enjoying the bounty of the shelves, which I think is exactly what mine too, rubbing their paws together with glee.

Jane

jill a dit…

So sorry to hear about your dog, I love your drawings as well, I also haven't been round much lately but will try a bit harder

bettyfromtexas a dit…

I am so sorry to hear about your little dog. I know that must've been really difficult for you.

Your sketches are superb!!

Cathy Holtom a dit…

Your picture of the shelf & mice is really good, I hope you keep us updated!
So sad to hear about your little dog.

Patricia a dit…

Oh, so sorry to hear about your little dog. So sad.
I came her via your comment on my blog (thanks so much for stopping by) and I've spent some time here looking at and loving your artwork.

Alex a dit…

Great book cover drawings as always, and love all the sketches. The face sketch of the girl is really really well drawn. For some reason I want to know what's on her mind just by looking at your sketch. Thanks for your comments too ^^

raena a dit…

So sorry to hear about your dog!

Your book drawings are always wonderful and your portraits have really come along nicely. That sketch of the shelves...wonderful!

PAMO ART a dit…

I too am sorry about your dog. So sad and heart breaking.

Your drawings are wonderful. I love your style- it's very distinctive and pleasing. I could look at your art work all day. Wonderful!