Friday, 26 December 2008

Leaving out the details ...


I find that I constantly strive to get everything into a sketch. I took the children and that darned dog, Fudge out in the fog and the wet - I was determined to try and sketch from some photos I took and resist putting the detail in - nearly killed me!

22 comments:

seesue said...

Oh YEAH lovin' the fogginess of it! Congrats on the new toy, by the way.

edgar cabrera said...

Oh my goodness! How do you do this? I also love the fogginess of the sketch! You have captured the beauty of that moment perfectly.

Indigo said...

Excellently done -- the fogginess really works here.

Shirley said...

Congratulations! It is a fabulous drawing - the details weren't needed at all in order to establish the focus.

*~Niki~* said...

What an awesome blog you have. I love your art! Niki

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Nicely done, just the same, Stephen, it's beautiful!

and hope you and yours feel better soon--seems we all have the Great International Cold!

Jules said...

STephen, your work and your wirting - your whole blog, in fact, give me a real sense of calm. Strange but true!

marancat said...

this is beautiful - something to treaasure in years to come.

Karen Blados said...

Wow. Just Wow.

Ann said...

Amazingly done. This is just beautiful and a treasure.

Iwona said...

It's so beautiful and delicate with a hint of nostalgia, that I find a distinct feature of your works. Or am I crazy?

Lisa Reed said...

What a lesson in "less is more". This is so ethereal--I just love it. Happy new year Stephen--your support of me is awesome and your art inspires me so much!
Lisa

suzanne cabrera said...

Glad it didn't kill you....because your efforts were totally worth it. Love this one!

freebird said...

Fantastic picture. I could see where lots of families would "see" their own children through the haziness of this one.

Deb said...

Hello - I found you via surfing and wanted to say that your art has inspired me to create more ART this year!

I've enjoyed viewing your work - especially the two ladies at tea...pretty neat that they have no idea that they're the subject of some great art in a stranger's moleskine. I'm sure they don't know what a moleskine is!

Keep Creating - your work is awesome!

Stephen Gardner said...

What a fantastic piece of work Stephen, look forward to seeing what you come up with this year.

Rachel said...

Oooh I like that. Especially the hood for some reason! Nice to see you back in work (boo) and let's hope this year is happier and healthier than recent times!

I only did one picture over Christmas and I've not even scanned it in with MY new scanner yet, so you win. ;-)

Pippa said...

Whew, glad you're still around after leaving out the details, Steve! (And after the attack of red noses... and hopefully the floppies have forgiven you for the new toy...)

Truly beautiful & so filled with emotion this is. I never thought that simplicity in art could open up windows to include other things, like the affection you show for your family here. Food for thought.

All the very best for 2009 for you, your family, and that darned dog Fudge!

(: Pippa
Pippa's Porch

(Decided I'm just going to comment on Blogger with my Blogger ID, then I can at least follow up a lot easier, now isn't that a grand idea for the new year?)

Bethany said...

Love this picture, I like drawing in pencil, espesicly pictures with people in them. I'd love to see more pencil work.

Lori said...

When I saw this sketch, I wept.
I have never seen anything so beautiful put down on paper!
Words can not express how lovely these little children are.
Thank you!

Aarti Harish said...

Amazing...!!!!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Absolutely LOVE this. I really know where yu are coming from, too. I have exactly the same problem. This is stunning, Stephen.

 
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