Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Down on the Beach


Coloured Pencil 16x12cms

To go with the little boy on the beach below, here's the little girl.  I used an old photograph of my daughter as a reference, although she's 21 now.
It is also the same photograph that I used the very first time I attempted something in coloured pencil nearly six years ago.  Just for fun I dug it out.....I only had a set of 20 colours  which made me learn quickly how to mix the right (ish) colours.





22 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

I love this! Lovely indeed,

xoxo

ElasticUnicorn said...

Oh that is marvelous Cathy.
And the other one is great too.
I am amazed at what you can do with coloured pencils.
Stew.
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Beach Cat ! said...

oh she is beautiful. YOu have really captured what a sweet little girl she was. I bet you had many happy memories as you worked on this.

Martine said...

The two of them are wonderful !

Judy said...

Really soft and beautiful! Great to see the older version!

Lynn said...

They are both adorable! Great job.

Mary Walker Designs said...

Side by side these really show your growth you've come along very well.

jill said...

These drawings are both great, I also bought the extraordinary sketchbooks book after reading your blog, what a great book and your other pages are also great

Shirley said...

Another extraordinary drawing. She is just adorable, with all of those wonderful hair wisps around her face.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

This is a beautiful complement to the boy on the beach. I also like that you showed the earlier drawing. It, too, is very nice...but I can see how you have progressed! This version is softer--and somehow more "whole." Beautiful work!

Sue Pownall said...

This is lovely and goes so well with the boy you have drawn.

Thxs for sharing the 1st version, it shows how far you have come.

Melliott said...

She's great. What I notice between the two is that you have really mastered the capturing of LIGHT in your art.

Alex said...

This is so beautiful Cathy :) How not to love these drawings! Well captured

Jennifer Edwards said...

Hi Cathy! You are the recipient of two blog awards! Check it out here: http://drawn2life.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/combo-awards/ Congrats!And I love love this portrait!

Cathy Holtom said...

Thank you for the comments, I'm glad you see some improvement :)
I have a little bit of work to do on both children, seeing them on screen highlights any small problems.

Jill - I'm glad you liked the book!

Thanks Jennifer - I'm off to have a look.

Sandra said...

You are so talented! Your work is so delicate.

debra morris said...

These are beautiful Cathy!!!

Ann said...

Absolutely wonderful! Reminds me of my daughter a few years ago. It's fun to look back at older works too and see how far we have come expressing ourselves in a given media. I also like the one of the boy posted below. These should make beautiful cards :-)

Cathy Holtom said...

Thank you Ann, your work inspired me to continue with coloured pencil many years ago!

Nicky said...

Cathy,wow I really really love this one!! the light and angel is just beautiful.
wonderful work!

Lucia B. said...

This portrait is one of your best works, the shining light has something special that appears to me as a sort of filter of nostalgia... really beautiful!

raena said...

Beautiful portrait! I can see this set selling very well!

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