Thursday, June 30, 2011

Issa


I was particularly pleased with this drawing for the main character, Issa, in the new book I am illustrating, as I made it without reference, and I think it is pretty convincing in the figure's anatomy and emotion.
I made a half-hearted effort to get models for this book, but I really wanted to do another book, like A Christmas Carol, that is drawn primarily from the imagination.

6 comments:

Larry MacDougall said...

PJ - Fabulous drawing ! I agree with your decision to work without photo reference. I think your work will be stronger. Good luck !

Natalie said...

I wouldn't worry about it not looking convincing - when I first glanced at the picture I thought you'd forgone your usual medium to draw a life figure in pencil. I especially like the nose and lips.

aladine said...

I love it!

PJ Lynch said...

Many thanks guys!
PJ

Amal said...

Beautiful and poignant expression. Great to see how you move easily between drawing from life and from imagination.

PJ Lynch said...

Thanks Amal. I do think that the life drawing feeds into the imaginative drawing.
I'm glad you like this one.
Best wishes
PJ