Sunday, November 18, 2007

jimmy and digging worms

this is a picture of jimmy, jerry's middle grandson, from our father's day fishing experience of 2006. jimmy was scooping worms up and dumping them out as fast the rest of us could find/dig/pickup the worms, so he wasn't mr. popular for that! other related drawings posted from that day are girls can fish, too and father's day -- 2006 -- fishing.

when jerry was in the hospital recently for knee replacement surgery, i needed something to do and only had this old picture to work from -- so this is what i drew. i had never done hatching in my artwork before, and it was amazingly stress-relieving to sit and do crosshatching to pass the time. plus, it gave me something else to focus on other than listening to jerry breathe and "jumping to attention" every time he wiggled or made a noise.

this picture was done w/ a black prang colored pencil on white 70# paper in a 9 x 12 sketch book. the finished picture was sprayed w/ matte sealant to prevent smudging.

6 Comments:

Blogger Warren Bunch said...

Beautiful! I love all your artwork of the kids!

Mon Nov 19, 08:57:00 PM CST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is truely another wonderful drawing. oh what a fun day that was. do i get this pic? love you jerry

Mon Nov 19, 09:04:00 PM CST  
Anonymous John A said...

Very nice work, Jill.

Thu Nov 29, 06:56:00 AM CST  
Blogger Anita said...

I too found sketching a stress relief while my Son was in surgery. Your hatching came out great!

Sun Dec 09, 08:34:00 AM CST  
Blogger Lotus_Eskimo said...

Woooww, it's almost impossible to portray a baby cause we just have blocky smothiering colors, paint and ideas to work with, you truely portrayed the softness, and vulrability of a baby, I really like this one.

Mon Jan 07, 12:03:00 AM CST  
Anonymous Amanda said...

This is really cute!!! I hadn't seen it until now.

Mon Jan 14, 11:07:00 AM CST  

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