Friday, June 12, 2009

Kezia I, 6" x 7.5", Acrylic sketch on panel, 2009

This is my first sketch of my daughter Kezia (sounds strange), I really struggled with this, as the proportions of a tiny baby are not something I'm used to, but this is the beginning and I 'll learn day by day. It is an acrylic sketch on a self primed Masonite panel.



Here she is only 2 days old and already she is changing.

It really melts my heart looking at her, what a privilege to be responsible for such a wonderful gift.

I have worked this piece with acrylic and Liquitex fluid medium, no water was used to dilute and I cleaned my sable brush throughout the painting with baby wipes.

11 comments:

Remi, United Kingdom said...

awe... simply beautiful....
such a wonderful blessing too.. Congratulations again.. !:-)

adebanji said...

Thanks Remi!

annie said...

Awwwww....I am so glad that you are starting to paint her immediately. It is amazing how quickly their looks change.
annie

adebanji said...

Thanks Annie!

Spider G said...

Aw...such a little beauty :). You truly have been given a great gift, and through the actions of you and your family, I'm sure she'll grow to be a great gift to the world.

In honor of this and you, I won't be my usual evil critic self ;). Instead, if you'd like, I'd rather offer a question or two. Your proportions are nice - what are you concerned about capturing? Is it the relative size of her features? Do you think your son's face would be a good model for scaling down the proportions, since as a child his features are closer than an adult's?

Good work, and may you always be humbled by all the forces that combined to sculpt her out of a part of you :).

Carolann said...

I knew it wouldn't be long before we saw a drawing of lovely little Kezia

Edward Burton said...

Really nice, Adebanji. Congratulationa, again.

adebanji said...

Thanks Edward!

L.Holm said...

precious Kezia! This is beautiful. Joyous colors.

olaoluwatomi said...

Congratulations on the arrival of the little princess! Love all your sketches, voted for you, when do u get to hear the results!

adebanji said...

Thanks for voting Olaoluwatomi- I didn't win I was 4th, the sports contestants were 1st -3rd. I'll keep on trying!

I am happy you love all my sketches, I LOVE your pictures so much-I'll soon visit to make comments!