About Sketching William.......

About these sketches....I have various techniques for capturing William. Apart from quick pen outlines to remind me of his pose, I will take a photo and work from that. When he stands still long enough, I'll do a complete sketch en plein air ~ All the drawings are things he has done and been up to, good or naughty, all forming a permanent reminder of those little things in life that makes having him so worthwhile. I admit not all the drawings are complete or perfect in any way, but when I originally set out to capture him, I decided they would be fun and to get too hung up on perfection would take away that fun. I hope you enjoy seeing them......ann
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7 Jun 2013

Bookmark fun


I'm toying with the idea of some William sketches on Bookmarks, to eventually giveaway....these are prototypes :)


 ~He rushes down to the sea~



~Umm, pesky birds!~

What do you think!?

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[The only thing I'll have to work out is how to protect/cover them].


34 comments:

  1. They are charming. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. Both lovely but would vote for the second one with William's head swiveled so he would be looking out of the book if you see what I mean!

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    1. I get what you mean Em...good thinking :)

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  3. They are really lovely.
    I'd be first in the queue if you did a blog giveaway :-)
    Not that I know anything about them, but I thought a laminator to protect them.
    You can buy inexpensive ones at Argos.
    Hope you get some good suggestions!

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    1. They seem to be liked then :) I think this is a goer, you will be on the list for a giveaway Eileen. Good idea with the laminator, need to look at them...I guess they cut the shape you need....will explore this idea.

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  4. We love you, William!
    These elongated artworks are fantastic!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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    1. Thanks Mary....looks like bookmarks are on the cards :)

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  5. Love them...but of course we love everything about William! Your sketches are wonderful.



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  6. Oh yes.. do them. I love book marks like this. Someone I know makes these and uses a couple coats of a water based polycrylic protective finish over them. Minwax makes a good one I use with a brush... a spray would work too. I like how they look and feel. I use a satin finish.

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    1. Thanks Cris, another great idea. I'll look this spray up. cheers :)

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  7. Good idea, these are wonderful. Dogs express such joy on the beach. Happy PPF

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    1. Thanks Corrine, hopefully I'll be able to get these under way before long :)

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  8. So lovely, to see your sketches and your sweet little dog. It looks perfect.
    Our little dog is a sea lover too, Yourpicture reminds me ♥
    Happy PPF
    Erika

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    1. Some love the sea, some don't...but it is so much better fun when they do isn't it :)

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  9. love this idea!! i've never laminated anything but I've seen small laminating machines at the craft store. hope you find a solution!!

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    1. Thanks alarmcat - I'll get this sorted in the end :)

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  10. Wonderful bookmarks! William is always a wonderful subject in your art.

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  11. Brilliant idea! I was going to suggest laminating, but I see I'm late to the party! ;)

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    1. Thanks Robin, I'll be considering that idea :)

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  12. I love the energy and composition of these paintings:) William looks like so much fun to have around!

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  13. love these!! they're so lovely and I agree with the laminating idea so the paint doesn't get accidentally wet!

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    1. Hi Nic, yes I think I need to be looking at laminators :)

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  14. I love anything WILLIAM!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. I think I'd love one. I love William too!!!!

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    1. Hi Lynn, provided I get myself organised with this little idea, you'll be sure to get one :)

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