Friday, 23 September 2016

Sports day

#29 faces.  Paint party Friday.  More faces....



Sunny sports day at school, watercolours, 11 by 7.5 ins., paper.  Face 23.



Movie star wannabe, colour pencils, 9 by 6 ins. journal. Face 22.


Little boy, graphite pencil, 9 by 6 ins.,  journal. Face 21.





Face 21: Outline study from a reference photo on wetcanvas.

Face 22: Sketch practice from imagination using colour pencils.  I have 2 small sets of polychromos and luminance pencils and both are very creamy and a delight to use as they glide over paper. Colour pencils were my colour medium of choice at school. I almost never use them these days.  So it will be good to do more with this medium, especially using richer depth of colour.

Face 23: Watercolour sketch to capture the sunlight at a school sports day.  Photo reference from wetcanvas.  


At secondary school,  I had a very sportsy best friend and she inspired me to join in games with her at school.  So I tried everything ...swimming team, hockey team, relay races, long jump, table tennis.  I am glad I did because now I have all those memories.  However.... I grew up to be 'bookish'.

Were you a sportsy type?

Whatever your bag, have a great weekend!

Bye for now...


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14 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Great pictures, I was sporty when younger, and still enjoy hiking and swimming. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

EAGHL/Granny Annie said...

Love the faces and glad you are in Ayala Art's 29 Faces challenge. Plus love to see you here on PPF.

denthe said...

The first one is my favorite. Beautiful ....

Susan said...

Love the sunny warmth of your "sports day" portrait. These are lovely. I didn't really enjoy sports until I was an adult and now I play some golf and swim a lot. Happy PPF

Виктория Камалова said...

Love the first girl very much!

Gillena Cox said...

The first on is my favourite, Happy PPF

much love...

Terri Morse said...

June, I love that first sketch. I like the way her face catches the sunlight. I wasn't a "team" sports person, but my best friend in high school was on the cross country track team, so I used to run with her after school. These days, I love hiking and kayaking. Have a great weekend! -Terri

sirkkis said...

Sport girl is superb.
Delicate sketches, June.
Happy weekend xx

Giggles said...

You are such a diverse artist! So talented...love all the faces and the first one has my heart!

Hugs Giggles

Jackie P Neal said...

Beautiful June! that 1st little girl reminds me of our granddaughter- adorable! xx

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

These are fabulous. I am really taken by the first one. The lighting is perfect. Well done.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

I am def. not the sporty type lol one of those that runs only if chased by lions and even then I would probably end up eaten lol

love the luminance pencils, but they are so much money I don't want to use the ones I have lol

lovely light in the top portrait :)

Tracy said...

Love the light in that first one. You can almost feel the warmth of the day.

Indira said...

Great pictures! I was not particularly sporty but I loved wearing my hair in a tight ponytail!