16 october 2007, noah 9 months
I love to sketch and draw. So why don’t I do it more often? I really enjoy it as it forces me to slow down and really see. I am so rusty.
I started a sketch book of quick drawings of Noah a few months ago after being inspired by mien‘s sketchbook. The first sketches of him were horrendous! I’ve gotten a little better and I finally came to my senses today and drew him while he was asleep. He is just way too active when he’s awake! But I always wanted to draw him awake because I have always felt that if I can capture the eyes right in a portrait, then I can capture the spirit.
Too difficult for a model under 1 year old. He wants to play and crawl, not sit still! I’ve actually always had a difficult time drawing babies and children. I always make them look older than they really are.
I hadn’t attempted to draw Noah since August so I felt like I was starting over again today. But drawing him sleeping made it so much easier. And there’s nothing sweeter than a sleeping babe.