Impossible Lashes

10 Jan


Husb and I have a small visitor having a sleepover. He’s 10 and his face is starting to elongate but still has childlike chubbiness. Very young faces are so hard to draw, no wrinkles, no saggy bits, very few visual cues to go on. I used graphite into my A5 Tate Gallery sketchbook.

Why do children have such impossibly huge eyelashes?

11 Responses to “Impossible Lashes”

  1. kestrelart January 17, 2015 at 00:42 #

    You are so good at this, it’s humbling. I keep sketching my kids faces but it goes wrong.

    • Rosie Scribblah January 17, 2015 at 09:17 #

      Thank you. It’s practice. Kids are especially difficult. They are little aliens who don’t conform to proper proportions 😉

  2. allesistgut January 12, 2015 at 08:56 #

    Your sketch is great. And the boy is a real beauty. Maybe children have such huge eye lashes because they are already full grown as opposed to the rest of the head/body. 😉 Have a lovely start to the week!

    • Rosie Scribblah January 12, 2015 at 11:39 #

      Thank you. I hadn’t realised that lashes were fully grown. That explains it 🙂 Have a great week

      • allesistgut January 12, 2015 at 15:30 #

        Oh, I don’t know for sure if this is the reason for it. It was only a suggestion. 😉

    • Rosie Scribblah January 12, 2015 at 15:33 #

      Sounds very plausible to me 😀

  3. mrsdaffodil January 11, 2015 at 20:16 #

    This is a lovely, sensitive portrait. I have a further question on eyelashes–why is it that the boys usually get the longest lashes?

    • Rosie Scribblah January 11, 2015 at 20:41 #

      I know!?! It’s so annoying. He doesn’t know how gorgeous he is though.

  4. paperstew January 11, 2015 at 17:46 #

    What a beautiful face. 😀

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