Monday, December 12, 2011

A Drawing Progression

So, for those of you who don't know, I'm a Home Health Aid currently. I work every weekend for a wonderful 98 year old woman, who is in great shape, despite her age.

But this past Saturday morning when I came in, she was in bed. Upon closer inspection, I found her foot was swollen. A LOT. So her granddaughter and I brought her in to the emergency department. Thank God, she was ok. They never found out why the foot was swollen, but it wasn't sprained, broken, or a blood clot, so they released her.

We were only there for a few hours, but while the granddaughter went back with her for tests, I stayed in the main area and began working on a drawing. I am becoming increasingly more interested in sketching, so I looked at some reference material and began this. A lot of it is improvised, and it is by no means perfect, but for a first attempt? I think it came out rather well. It should also be noted that I did it all in pen, without any preliminary pencil marks to erase. So any mistakes I made I had to work with. :) What do you think?



And I finished my painting for my son! Here is the finished product:

8 comments:

ZudaGay said...

Lovely painting!! Wow! fabulous drawing! I can't believe you did it without penciling in first. My lines would be so wonky! Great job on both!

MYSAVIOR said...

Jennifer!! Really amazing!

I love the painting - the reflection is done so well!!!

I wish I could have a home aid like you! You are such a sweetheart!

♥♥♥
Sue

Julia Badgley said...

Jen, you are really talented. Is there a reason you chose to paint that scene for your son? I'm sure he will appreciate it now and even more so when he gets older.

bananaorangeapple said...

Jen, I was going to ask the same question as Julia - is this a real place?

The house drawing is fabulous, you should do some more.

bananaorangeapple said...

Jen, I was going to ask the same question as Julia - is this a real place?

The house drawing is fabulous, you should do some more.

Aloquin said...

Thanks, everyone! Yes, its a real place :) up in Catskill, NY. See my post just below this current one to view the photo I used for reference.

krafterskorner said...

That's incredible! You should make a print and sell it in your shop.

Aloquin said...

Thank you- but as a rule, I don't make prints. My work is always original :)