Rubens Version 2

4/24/2010 12:37:00 PM Posted In , Edit This 13 Comments »
Today one of my daughters is running her first half marathon in Nashville.  She's been training faithfully for it, and I'd love to be there with her other cheerleaders to lend my support and encouragement.  I'm waiting to hear from my son to see how well she did - I just hope it's not really hot down there right now!  Tonight my other daughter is skating in her final roller derby bout of the season ... Yes, she's a Detroit Derby Girl, and she's amazing!  Last year her team won the championship of the league - alas, not so this year, but they did great!  I'm so impressed with my two wonderful girls who married my two wonderful sons.  How did I get to be so fortunate, anyway? 

I between many other things, I did manage to spend a bit of time with Ms Fourment, although not as much as I'd hoped.   She  I am having much difficulty with her, but then I always do when I try to copy these drawings.   I'm using a softer pencil now, so it shows up better than version 1.  I like to start out with hard pencils because I'm such a chicken - it takes me awhile to get plucky enough to go for the softer, darker pencils.  I'm not at the softest I'll use yet, but I'm getting there.  So, without further adieu, here she is!


 

13 comments:

Mary said...

This is coming along really well! The drawing has a lot of personality and she somewhat reminds me of someone I knew when I was younger, with that expression on her face. Best wishes on the marathon and roller derby events.

curiouscrow said...

I hope your daughters-in-law did well.

your drawings coming along fine too and I think you are wise to start light!

Alex said...

Very nice Nancy! Your version seems younger and more innocent, and the eyes are more defined and with a fresh glow =) I like that better actually

Revelle said...

She's coming out good so far. I'd tilt her face a little bit down (which you can do be just rotating the paper a bit. Her eyebrow on the left of the paper should be lower the the one on the right. The expression of dead on!

Sandra said...

Holy Moly, that is terrific!

AutumnLeaves said...

You made me laugh with the harder pencils info; I'm much the same way! She is quite a beauty though!

bendelachanal said...

She is coming really good.Really fun to see your step by step versions. Congratulations for having such athletics girls, must come from the parents.

rrARTz said...

well done! i'm impressed!

raena said...

This is coming along nicely Nancy! And, I always, always start light!

Anna Wolf said...

Nice work! It is so much fun to follow your progress!

Ramona Davidson said...

It's really coming along good. Hope to see it when it is finished.

Krista Meister said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful family, Nancy!

Your drawing is taking shape nicely as well.

Susan Walker Art said...

Your blog is wonderful along with your work.
Hey if your girls wanna come stay her if they ever think they would like to do the Pittsburgh Marathon, let me know. It was just yesterday so they can train for a year! Not hot hear, rainy for it. ugh.
Again, I enjpyed stopping by!