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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sculpture and Brietenbush

I was drawing the dancers at Breitenbush when the kids entered the room. "Draw me!"
When a six year old takes a pose and HOLDS IT, what can an artist do but comply?
10 minutes and counting..... Sahar at six years old.
 If you draw one child you must draw them all, so her brother and sister sat down for their portraits.
Brother Ishmael

Sister Ginko
I felt very rusty as I haven't drawn portraits from life in years, but glad to know it's like riding a bike...

2 comments:

Sherrie Y said...

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that these drawings are so richly sculptural. I can feel you drawing them with your fingers and hands... not the pencil, really. I want to touch these drawings!

Patrick Gracewood said...

Thank you, Sherrie. It's always a compliment when folks want to touch my work, we learn and understand the world not just with our eyes but with our hands and bodies.