Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Other Hobbies

Okay, so this blog is supposed to be for 'all' of my artistic hobbies, not just photography - at least that's what I promised in the beginning! :) Ever since I can remember I've enjoyed drawing with graphite pencil. A couple of years ago I discovered fine art miniatures. Most of the miniature societies agree that a miniature should follow three basic rules; it should be smaller than 16 square inches (4" x 4" for example), the subject should be no larger than one sixth of its actual size, and the detail should stand up to close inspection or magnification. Most of my subjects up until now have been pets and houses, with a few cars, boats, planes and miscellaneous wildlife subjects thrown in here and there. Recently I've decided to challenge myself to draw people, something that has never really interested me in the past. Here's my first attempt at a person - one that I did of my daughter. In the drawing she's about 5 months old so it only took me 2 1/2 years to get around to drawing her! Hopefully her younger sibling won't have to wait as long for HER portrait! LOL


Anonymous said...

Nice - I love pencil sketches. I'm impressed that you started your blog and are keeping at it. Congrats and way to go.

Juli said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Mary. :) Now I "have" to keep posting... LOL!