My Tiniest Model Ever.

1 May

Ink sketches: baby heads.

So this is my tiniest model ever; my new great-nephew aged eighteen days. He’s adorable. Nevertheless he’s a real pain to draw. Babies and children have such weird heads, all scrunched-up tiny faces set in the bottom bit of an enormous skull. And they’re either bald or have male-pattern baldness [even the girls] or have hair like upended mops. Terrible to draw! Anyway, the little darling was sleeping in the crook of my arm while I balanced my tiny sketchbook on top of him and drew with the other hand using a Faber Castell Pitt size S. I love his little squidged-up hands bent over and around each other, with dimples instead of knuckles. And funny little skinny nostrils. He’s actually much prettier than this. I haven’t done him justice. See how hopelessly in love I am?

10 Responses to “My Tiniest Model Ever.”

  1. paperstew May 1, 2012 at 23:28 #

    I think you captured him beautifully, even if babies are a pain to draw! 🙂

    • Rosie Scribblah May 2, 2012 at 08:37 #

      Thanks – he’s a little darling. I’ll keep practicing on him while he’s still such a sleepyhead.

  2. ziggyshortcrust May 1, 2012 at 22:54 #

    Aw what a sweetie. And sketching while he lies in your arms just proves my point. You are “The Martini Sketcher”;anytime, anyplace, anywhere.

    • Rosie Scribblah May 2, 2012 at 08:36 #

      hahaha thanks Ziggy – it gets me doing some interesting drawings 🙂

  3. chellthomas May 1, 2012 at 22:27 #

    This is just beautiful Rosie! You have captured the baby so well, not easy to do!

    • Rosie Scribblah May 1, 2012 at 22:33 #

      Thank you – I’m getting better with children. At least this one keeps still 🙂

  4. Drew Kail May 1, 2012 at 21:23 #

    So cute. Congrats on the newest addition. Maybe he’s a future artist in the making.

  5. jhv57 May 1, 2012 at 21:00 #

    Congratulations on your newest family member! Lovely drawing!

    • Rosie Scribblah May 1, 2012 at 21:19 #

      Thanks Judith – he’s gorgeous and sleeps a lot so ideal model material 😉

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