Introducing Oliver

3/30/2011 08:48:00 AM Posted In , , Edit This 26 Comments »
I'm back from Nashville and I'm feeling great!  I got a tad hammered by the pollen when I got there and so was a bit under the weather, but all is well now and I'm getting back in the saddle again.  I had a great time playing with our soon-to-be-3 grandson.  He's so much fun and gets more interesting every day.  Our new baby is just the best!  He's good-natured,  happy,  and becomes more and more engaged with the world every day.  What pure joy grandchildren are.

I did this sketch of the baby after I got home.  I find children (especially babies) very difficult to do.   I'm not really sure why they present such a challenge to me, but there you are.   That said, it's so entertaining to just watch their little faces as they assume every possible  human expression in the course of just a few minutes.  It's as though they're practicing doing them without the slightest idea of which face goes with which emotion.   I could watch for hours!  This drawing was done from a photo I took while holding him on my lap.  We stared at each other intently, and I can't help but wonder what he was thinking as we looked into each other's eyes.  I know what I was thinking .... "I love you to pieces my dear, sweet, little Oliver" .......


26 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

Nancy,

Good to hear that you are feeling wonderful.

Your sketch looks like a baby boy to me. I especially like the nose and chin.

xoxo

marancat said...

Glad you had a great time. The sketch is lovely - you are quite right, being a grandmother is wonderful!

Barbara B said...

What a lovely sketch. I know what you mean about gazing into each others' eyes...my little guy just had his first birthday.

Peachtreeart said...

He definitely looks like a well loved grandkid!

Sandy in Michigan said...

What a fantastic sketch of your new little grandson. Oliver is a treasure!

Cynthia Eloise said...

nothing beats being a grandma. you are right it is hard to capture an infant. their angelic little innocent faces are hard to capture.

. said...

Sounds like you really had a lovely time (except for the allergies), your grandson looks a very sweet little boy (I like how serious he looks : ) Lovely drawing Nancy!!!

EVA said...

Is he ever adorable! And he is looking at you so intently, I too wonder what he's thinking.

You did a fabulous job of capturing him!

Sandra said...

So sweet. I'm sure that they enjoyed the hugs as much as you did.

AnAis said...

Glad to read you're feeling good, Nancy.
Your drawing is beautiful, my friend....I can imagine "the real" Oliver.....Congratulations!
Wishes!

debra morris said...

Great sketch Nancy, glad you had a good time with your family

Sara Light Waller said...

OH SO CUTE! What a great job you did with his drawing. :-)

Cathy Holtom said...

He looks lovely, congratulations!
Babies' faces are have completely different dimensions to an adult face and it's hard not to make them look 'old'. You captured your grandson really well.

Ellen Burkett said...

Oh, Nancy what a beautiful job you did. His direct gaze is just precious!

Revelle said...

Look at those eyes! So beautiful
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Colleen said...

Awww, what a cutie! Such expressive eyes too!

raena said...

Wonderful sketch!!

Anna T. said...

What beautiful baby sketches! You really managed to capture his eyes well!

jenna said...

Cute!!!
I think many of us struggle drawing babies - I have one good baby drawing under my belt. He was a newborn, and sleeping, so it was easier :)

Krista Meister said...

Beautiful sketch and sounds like you had a great time. As far as babies and children, I've found that too many shadows on their face ages them. Have you tried a book like Carrie Stuart Parker's Drawing Children's book? I might have mixed up her last names and title of book, but you could find it easily enough.

Sue Pownall said...

You have captured his eyes very well Nancy.

Sasa said...

I really love your serious baby portrait and have been waiting it to get so

Sasa said...

I really love your serious baby portrait and have been checking your site time to time to see if it gets follow up. Beautiful, babies are so difficult to draw!

lyn said...

I agree that babies and young children are very difficult...maybe their perfect skin and purity. You've done a fine job on both baby pictures! Very nice! Lots of charactor!
Continued success!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love your drawing!!

So glad I found you through the “All Kinds of Artists” Artist blog hop!
I am your newest blog follower. :)
Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

Best,
Mary C. Nasser
http://www.marycnasser.com/blog.html

drawn2be said...

Sweet sketch Nancy! Beautifully done!