Sunday, 21 November 2010

A sneaky spot of multi-tasking

So much art to do, so little time... Sometimes you just have to grab the opportunity to mix a few challenges into one. I present a sneaky bit of fairy tale story telling sketched out. This equates nicely to:

An entry for Illustration Friday - sneaky. Just look at the cheeky faced Prince as he calls out to Rapunzel "let down your long hair". She's expecting an old hag to climb up her golden tresses but instead will find her knight in shining armour (let's hope he sheds some of that additional metallic weight before he climbs up or the poor girl will have a headache for weeks.)

Fairy tale was coincidentally the prompt from the Drawing Lab I found begging for attention on Gumnut's blog. I'm a bit late with this one, but hey better than never.

Then we have the location of this piece - in my 'storybook sketchbook' for the Sketchbook Project - that's another page ticked off.

Art Every Day Month is satisfied.

And finally, it's a sketch - albeit a fairly detailed one, so we'll see it on Sunday Sketches.

Phew, not bad for an hour's work! All that experience of being a woman helps I think :)

I fancied a bit of whimsey and was pleased with my young Knight. I did struggle with his wink though. Any hints on how to draw a whimsey wink would be most appreciated. The tower is rather out of proportion/perspective on purpose - bit of artistic licence going on there...

29 comments:

  1. That is great :D I particularly like the sketching style and colour.

    Regarding the wink - when a person winks cheekily, he lifts the muscles in his cheek and lowers the muscles in his brow to close one eye, something our eye muscles can't do without help from other muscles. So you need to squint the winking eye.

    One thing I do when drawing human characteristics is stare at my own for info. So maybe stand in front of a mirror and wink at yourself to see the shapes formed.

    And thanks for joining in with the Drawing Lab challenge. Great to see your stuff :D

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  2. i rather like the colors...and i still believe in fairy tales so...smiles. yeah bet that was rough on her hair...

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  3. One of my fav fairy tales, illustrated beautifully. Winks are hard expressions to catch, possible the line for the upper lid would look good a little lighter?

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  4. i love the style of the sketch. and the colors, too. Your knight is very whimsical, indeed. just make the wink a line with slight arch. (only one line) and do the same little wrinkles on the side. I do agree, i have to look in the mirror or have my kids pose for facial expressions! he he he. -

    i love the whole illustration though, and you rocked her HAIR!!!! and the castle. xxx

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  5. This fairy tale is one of my favorite and i like your tower even if it is out of proportion. I think that your subject wasn't easy to draw and you did it very well!!

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  6. really ADORE THE whimsy of this piece!

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  7. Grreat illustration - I like that it's in a book (with the line down the center, too.
    And, way to multitask! Great job!

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  8. Yay Lisa!! Love this..very charming and enchanting..I adore stories and faery tales..beautiful work!

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  9. Yeah for multi-tasking! Sweet illustration. Did you see there is going to be a Rapunzel movie coming out? Apparently, the prince is the one with the big suprise ;)

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  10. oh you are so clever!!! this piece is great Lisa!!!! love it and your creativity!!!!

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  11. Great job, but I always wondered if that would really really hurt!

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  12. Love the multi tasking - check check check! Better yet fairy tales are a favorite subject of ours - especially me - so we love this!

    Oh and spells yes - you will speak like a pirate all weekend i should think! Thanks for you continuing inspiration!

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  13. Oh boy, you mastered the mult-tasking for sure! This is so cute! Love the sneaky wink and grin on that prince :)
    Thanks for your visit!!

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  14. ~no whimsy winking advice here...i think it is wonderfully sweet!!! did he rescue her??? you seem to be having much fun withthe whimsy...i still haven't had a chance to finsih the video...well bright full moon blessings upon you and yours this day~

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  15. hahaha, I never thought of the weight of the armour on the poor Rapunzel's scalp before! Your drawing is beautiful, the soft colours make it look magical somehow.

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  16. I believe in Fairies and I adore fairy tales.
    Especially the Grimm-er ones. I remember one about a girl with a yellow ribbon around her neck that she always wore, until after she married and her curious husband untied it and her head fell off...Do you remember that one?
    I have been searching for it ever since my kids were small and never found it...Did I dream it up???

    PS: Your drawing is perfect! I hear a children's book calling "wright me, write me"
    XoX

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  17. So great to combine so many challenges into one wonderful piece! Excellent job! I google images sometimes for hints as how to draw things. I bet wink would show up more than happy faces! ;)

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  18. Wow, that's a lot of stuff you got going on, fun drawing, really love the tower and her hair.

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  19. Great job on multi-tasking with this wonderful sketch! Love her long hair, and the tower!

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  20. I love this! The colors are lovely and I like how you've draw the tower. I'm on a huge fairy tale kick right now, so this really appeals to me. :)

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  21. great take on the prompt - wonderful illo

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  22. Great illustration and what sneaky multitasking indeed!

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  23. Well done on all that multitasking! Cool challenges.

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  24. I love it and am really loving your your whimsical art, Lisa. You're so inspiring. If you can do it, I CAN! :) hee

    Hugs!!!

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  25. This is perfect for the new movie out over here 'tangled' - has that been release over there also? Love it!

    Smiles

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  26. Wonderful! And 3 cheers for some serious multitasking - hurray!!! (Love that tower... and those long locks!)

    xo
    Kristin

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  27. Way to go! killing 3 birds with one stone! Very sneaky! Great stuff! Love that long braid! that is fantastic!! Hey thanks for stopping by!

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