I found a beautiful collection of photos by the photographer Mimo Khair today, of grandparents and their grandchildren in the Yunnan province of China. I had to draw it when I saw this double portrait!
I think this one worked well with the ballpoint pen. The thinner pen that I have is easier to use, because the flow of ink is very limited, so you can easier control the blackness of what you draw, and add shade gradually. Looking at this drawing on my screen, I think that the little guy’s eyes as the darkest spot in the picture works pretty well. It draws the eye to him, but maybe it could be nice to darken the shadows even more in some of the folds in clothes and especially under the boy’s cheek/chin. Just for getting some contrast.
Anyway, this was fairly quickly. I think that this 5$ ballpoint pen has been the best thing yet that I’ve picked up in my drawing daily adventures.. (Well I try not to be carried too much away by that dangerous and feared art-material-consumerism virus.. I’ve only got a few things that I don’t really use ;)))
20 thoughts on “407 Drawing of a mother and grandchild in the Yunnan province in China. Drawing after photo by Mimo Khair”
lovely interpretation 🙂
I’m glad you like it !
Beautiful drawing. I definitely think this ballpoint pen might be your medium.
I really like the atmosphere in this sketch.
Guess what? I’ve now started Kitty Art on my other blog. Maybe you might have a look? 😉
Cat-drawing coming up, then! 😉
LOL! I have over 1,500 shots on my blog for reference material. 😉
My god ;).. Let’s see which one to pick 😉
Chub_Chub has her own page. She is a huge fan favorite. But may be difficult too sketch. You’ll see what I mean when you see her. 😉
Ah yeah.. Hmmm.. Maybe I’ll give it a try!
I have a lot of monotone cats as well, so don’t feel you have to do Chub-Chub. 🙂
Chub-Chub is up 😉
It’s fantastic! I’m doing a post right away. 🙂
Glad you like it 🙂
Also feel free to reblog it if you like 🙂
NOPE! I’m doing a full post on this. It’s too good. It’s going all over the net on 9 platforms. 😉
It’s up! here, twitter, tumblr, facebook, G+, LinkedIN, Pinterest, Stumblupon and bloglovein.
Woah!! I’ll go search for it there! Thanks for sharing 🙂
G+ and Linkedin are under my name. But the rest is Cats at the Bar.