Wednesday, 5 November 2008

My first moly post!


Not a sketch from nature, it's a combination of sketches and photos that i'm working up into a painting. I was in Runswick Bay on the Yorkshire coast earlier in the year. It was a painting emerging in front of my eyes as a group of children climbed onto the jetty to fish for crabs. I like the shapes and the space the children create, there were probable twenty of them in the end. I may end up painting this more than once using different people on it.

9 comments:

Karen Blados said...

Stephen—
All I can say is WOW! I find people so challenging and you make it look effortless. Very nice sketch — I especially like the little one bending over.

How do you like the moleskine? They don't take watercolor well, so I'm not fond of them myself.

Cheers!

Anita Davies said...

Beautiful sketch, looking fwd to the painting.

Starr said...

Congrats on the first moly post! Wow! I can not find any other words to describe this piece. Utterly Amazing!

Owen said...

oooo, love it, love it. Should be a marvellous painting.

BMoon said...

How beautiful.....great pen work. Will be back to see more from you!

Laurie said...

Wonderful drawing! I love how you've captured how the children are so focused on their play.

Can't wait to see the painting!

Margaret Ann said...

Beautiful composition...Love the lyrical look to it! :)

freebird said...

Very nice. It would look super in color but even your sketch is nice.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Stop it! Stop it NOW!!!
This is breathtakingly (is that a word) good. Bloody hell. I can't wait to see this Moley unfold. Just don't make it this good. Please.

 
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