Monday, November 2, 2009

Trying for a likeness


A quick sketch from life of BB in the back of the Mole from the last round, which still has a few blank pages. I'd like to be able to do likenesses. Click sketch to enlarge. I'd really like to be able to do likenesses!!!

9 comments:

ballookey said...

Don't look now, Mary, but I think you just did a likeness. ;) LOL. This is a good reminder to me to try a few portraits.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Balookey! YAY!

I want to illustrate my own kids' books.

BB was blabbing and moving and not holding still.

Aya Rosen said...

I don't know who this guy is, but it does look a lot like someone...
I love the hair and beard texture.
To me it looks like the very unlikely child of Hemingway and Terry Pratchett.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It's my husband.

What I'd like would be for it to look a lot like HIM! LOL!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

THANKS! :-D

steve said...

Yeah, portraits are not a strong point for me yet, but I love this one!

Andrea said...

I think you have done some great likenesses (is that a word) of Biker Buddy!

Mike Kline said...

I like the likeness! It has a soothing look to it.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much Steve, Andrea and Mike!!! His mouth looks a little funny, because he was talking to PB the whole time I was drawing him.

I do like the warm feel of it--it's kind of what I'd like for illos for the children's books I'm working on.