Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Gorilla Sketch, Urchin Final (?), The Dive

Gorilla sketch in sketchbook
for Brave Benny's animal Alphabet
9 x 12
mixed media acrylics and pigment markers

Benny and the Urchins
5 x 7, watercolor
I am not sure I am done with this and am considering inking the outlines.  See the sketch below (previous post) for comparison and let me know what you think.  The sketches are larger than the paintings--the paintings are 5 x 7 and hard to get much detail (for me).

this is a quick sketch for the Dive story

The Dive

When I was a teen and in my early 20s, I used to dive from from very high places: cliffs and bridges. But I am no longer in my teens, I am sixty-five, and haven't dived from anything higher than a standard board in years. One day when my husband and I were camping, we saw on a hike some teens diving from a cliff. I told my hubby how I used to do that and he challenged me to do it again.
I got up there, looked down and and was terrified! It seemed so incredibly high, though I knew I had dived from higher places before. I was scared, but I didn't want to let him down, or have him think I was lying or exaggerating (I was not), so I dived.
It hurt a lot when I hit the water--I'm not as streamlined as I used to be!!! It still hurt when I climbed back out.
He wanted me to do it again, but I told him once was enough!!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt

image credit: me (a very quick silly sketch, sorry!)


henniemavis said...

I wish I could've seen "The Dive!" Your art of K, his stance while shooting photos looks much like him! You are getting freakishly good at depicting K accurately in art :-)

John said...

So courageous Mary with your dive. Great work too!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much Hennie and John. Since K is my primary model, I've been getting ltos of practice drawing him.

My computer is down, so I am having trouble accessing the internet.