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Sprog Scribbles

21 Oct


I have a regular babysitting gig each week, with a small nephew and I try to get some scribbling done. Trouble is, sprogs are notoriously mobile, he doesn’t stop wriggling, crawling and moving, so he’s not the ideal model. Still, it’s good practice in speed drawing and one day – one day – I’ll get a decent drawing of him. Babies have very weird proportions – they’re little aliens really.

Sprogs In Sketchbooks

12 Jun

I’ve been flicking through some of my old sketchbooks again, finding things I’d forgotten about. There are quite a lot of drawings of sprogs.

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They’re weird little creatures to draw, looking simultaneously like aliens and cartoons.

Speedy Sprogs

23 Dec

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Today, Husb and I went to a family Xmas party which was overrun with sprogs and ankle-biters. I was put on tattoo duty, applying temporary tatts to tiny arms and faces but had a chance to scribble during lulls in demand for skin decor. The trouble with sprogs at a party is that they are hyped up to the max and stuffed full of sugar so there’s no chance that they’re going to be nice and still while I draw them.

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I had seconds to draw each figure which is just enough time to get a fleeting impression of form, movement and proportion before they’re up and off. Drawn into my cloth-bound A5 sketchbook with Faber Castell Pitt pens size F and M.

Trying Hard

22 Oct


Sprog-sitting my adolescent great niece today and I get my money’s worth by making her pose for me. I find it very hard to draw kids – they have weird scrunchy faces in big heads (that’ll make me popular LOL) but the only thing to do is try harder and practice, practice, practice. The one on the RHS is the last one I drew and probably the one that looks most like her, but they all have elements of her. Hooray for laptops – kept her relatively still and quiet for ages. Better than bribing her with chocolate. There’s also the little tinkly bell attached to my lovely purple silk recycled sari sketchbook, drawn with my Pilot V5 – it sounds so macho doesn’t it? Like a jet engine 🙂

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