Monday, June 15, 2009

Kezia in Sleep Mode I, A3 sketch pad, Oil Base pencil 2009

This is my first for a series of life sketches I'll be doing of Kezia. You can see all the sleep mode series I've done but most will be of Josh. It is an interesting thing to study children while they sleep and for Kezia , I had to quickly sketch her while holding her head in my hand (you'll see part of my thumb showing). I had to stop when I heard a big rushing flush......you know what that was.....pooooh! Back to the nappies.....



This was done in an oil base pencil in my A3 sketchpad. it was almost life size.

18 comments:

Jeanette said...

I really like this piece. You have gotten that soft baby hair, smooth skin and relaxed little face perfectly. She sure is a beauty. I can almost smell that new baby smell! :)

Michelle said...

so beautiful.....x

adebanji said...

Thanks Jeanette!

adebanji said...

Thanks Michelle!

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Ahhhh...so tender and sweet. A very precious moment captured in art, way better than a photo could ever capture the tenderness of this child being held as she rests.

adebanji said...

Thanks Victoria!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Congratulations on your beautiful girl...what a gift! Your drawings and paintings of her are wonderful, you will have a built in subject for years to come!!

Edward Burton said...

So sweet, Adebanji.

vivien said...

you are going to have such a beautiful folio of sketches by the time they grow up - SO much nicer than photos

olaoluwatomi said...

Beautiful sketch!

dominique eichi said...

wow, she is so sweet and relaxed here , you captured it so well Adebanji. I just love these.

adebanji said...

Thanks Olaoluwatomi(I love your pictures on your blog) and Dominique!

AC said...

Very good!
Sorry I keep saying about the same words about your works but I must repeat myself all the time because they are always great works.

adebanji said...

Thanks AC! Your comments are highly appreciated!!

Sheila said...

Oh my goodness Banji. You're starting such a lovely treasury for your children. How can they not know how much you love and adore them all through their life with these wonderful images.

adebanji said...

Thanks Sheila, you are right, every moment counts and this is the beginning. Life shared with art in interesting and it's a unique creative journey too- Some of the secret pleasures we enjoy as artists!

Jala Pfaff said...

She's gorgeous! And the drawing is spot on.

adebanji said...

Thanks Jala!