Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pencil Sketch: A little Glance

Hello my lovely blogger friends!  How are all of you this fine spring week?

I've been away busy with lots of different art projects on the go, and my current job has been keeping me on my toes.  I'm almost finished on an illustration for a book, which I hope the other end will like enough to include, and two comics.  I've also caught a very bad fever....Harry Potter fever ( I now totally understand what all the fuss over the books was about!  It's amazing to read...I find I just can't put it down.  After two months, I've eaten my way through 6 books! Just the 7th and last is left, I'm so excited.), so expect some fan art to show up soon. *laughs* Never have I needed to count on my trusty day planner so much as now.  I have to fight the urge to flop down after work and nap, but once I see my work sitting there staring at me like this little lady here, well...I seem to find renewed energy to get to my art with gusto.  There's never enough hours to do everything I would like.

Anyway, even with lots of things on the go it seems like that's when I get inspired by idea's most.  Which often puts me off track for an evening or two.  Like this little lady here.  She originally started as a warm up rough sketch, and oddly enough I like her so much I simply couldn't resist bringing  her into a more finished pencil sketch.  I don't know if I can get around to colouring her, but I think she looks delightful just as she is now.  I didn't know what kind of outfit to put her in, so, I just draped a nice sheer shawl around her.

Wishing you all a wonderful, happy and creative week my dear friends! Cheers!


  1. OMG! I love this one! it's so intricate and beautiful!

  2. oh this is beautiful Erin!!! love it and love that you dance ballet!!! that is amazing!!!

  3. Erin, she is gorgeous!! Her eyes are so deep and soulful....and I love all the ornamentation of her intricate and beautiful!!

    I might have to take the Harry Potter books with me this Summer on vacation (the only time I get to read) based on your enthusiasm...haha!!

    Glad you're back :)

  4. hello Erin
    wonderful to hear what you have been up to and the books you are enjoying.

    this piece is gorgeous!i love the magic you created with her hair!

  5. Hi Erin,
    She is lovely and haunting. Her eyes just pop off the page. I know what you mean about not enough hours in the day to do all the things that need to get done. Sadly, I've plopped on the couch after work too often this month. My energy has just been zapped...comes with the working single parent of a teen territory, I suppose. I am so thrilled that you are busy with illo work too!
    Loved reading your comments on my post! Made me laugh and smile. Have a fab day and see ya on the inter-webs again sometime soon.


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