Sunday, 21 February 2010

Motoring At Last...


I had the usual day of pulling teeth before getting back into my animal characters last week, but by Weds I was motoring again, and got on pretty well. I have the first half of this week too, before my next big batch of school visits kicks in.


It's been a very stop-start affair: I began sketching my initial drawings way back before my last book commission and, because this is a self-generated project, with no enforced deadlines, I've found it dreadfully difficult to keep momentum and enthusiasm up.

So, before I have to stop yet again, I'd like to get the sketches to a stage where they are at least ready to show to publishers for feedback.

It's probably better that I keep the roughs under wraps for the moment, which is why all I have to show you today is another oil-pastel self portrait, from Friday evening. Sorry about that! As usual, John says I have made myself far too severe...

4 comments:

Sandy said...

I am so enjoying your blog! Great drawings/paintings.

BELLASTELLAGIRL said...

I am finding your blog dizzingly energetic - it'sgreat. With regard to the self portrait, maybe you have been a little unkind to yourself? The top half (eyes et cetera) are good, but the lower half is not as flattering and smiley as your picture.

Lynne Chapman said...

I know, but I am indeed that grim-chinned creature when I'm concentrating - you just can't keep up a smile for 40 minutes without it becoming a weird kind of grimace.

It's an interesting lesson though, in how much all our faces light up when we smile. All power to smiling!

usedcarsforsale said...

I like your paintings. It makes me interest. Feel good.