Monday, April 27, 2009

IF - Theatre




Mrs. Webster did not approve of Danny's flair for the dramatic.

Some kids know who they are at a young age. If they are lucky- they have parents or teachers who help them take wing and soar in the direction they want.- I did.


I did 6 other sketches today- ahhg! Finally did this one tonight that I like. was all over the place trying to dig out some teen age high school musical thing- like Oklahoma not the Disney Cheese high school musical. But came back to drawing inspiration from my life. April was poetry month for my daughter in 3rd grade so- i went with that... hopefully I will get to color it this week.

13 comments:

Dee said...

Looks good! I spent an hour and a half on Saturday working on the same sketch. I redrew it four times before I settled on one I really liked. I have yet to paint it, but man did I have to work out those drawing muscles.

I've seen that keeping loose when drawing really gets me great results. :)

Jeff Duckworth said...

Beautiful. You can tell you put a lot of thought into this illustration. How very talented. Thanks for sharing and look forward to future work.

ljay said...

good one, love the expressions on the kids in the background...makes the illustration real fun! I went with the high school musical. I guess great minds...

INKY said...

Love it ;)

Duncan said...

Fantastic! What a great idea - love the detail (pencil in hair) and the kids expressions.

lil kim said...

this is great! love your characters

Jack Foster said...

Great work....that Mr. Potato Head as poor Yorick....priceless. Nice!!!

froggie said...

you know what i really dig about this one, ms. shoes? the approach. lookit all of your gutsy, and not usual choices. this is awesome, kelly. i'd love to see lots more like this, kind of raw/bare here and there, but pops of color and your fantastic character/line work, but w/o all the tried and true stuff. this is really unique. it has a totally new voice. ackk...i'll shuddup now. X-L

Darcy Melton said...

The Mr. Potato Head is brilliant.

Cyn Narcisi said...

Kelly, wonderful! I really like how you're loosening up:) Really great work:)

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Wonderful piece Kelly! I love the color palette and composition

Mark Cavell said...

“Mr Potato Head, I knew him Horatio.”
Drama and flair…you have by the bucket full.

Brilliant work!

Kristi Valiant said...

The color palette and composition are great. I really like how you keep the background kids subtle so they don't draw away from the main character. Nice work!