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Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas Moose, Meece, or Mooses....

Thought I'd share some sketches of a Christmas moose that I did a few days ago. I bought him for a gift last year and decided to keep him. He's the only Christmas decoration we had up this year, and he's been standing on the table for over a year. I didn't feel like finding anything to sketch and he was handy, so he was my model for three days. He was a very good model. He didn't moo or move once. :)

This kind of fits in with the Creative Every Day theme for this year, which is Body. He does have an unusual and colorful body. I just love his striped tights! :)


Sketch one is a line drawing with a pencil in the Moleskine. Some of the lines aren't strong enough to show up in the scan. I had so much trouble getting these scanned that I didn't darken the lines digitally, but maybe you can see.
Sketch 2 is a shaded drawing, which I didn't darken either. It is also pencil.



Sketch 3 is a Zig permanant marker. Yep, I'm still having trouble with the feet running off the page! I actually had to shorten his legs to get this much of his feet on. LOL

Now I'm wishing I had done one in color before I posted! He's very cute with his long burgundy & camel colored striped legs! Hope he made you smile! :)

9 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

Yes, let's have one in colour. The scarf on Sketch 3 is just begging to be coloured in. And Happy New Year to you Sharon, I look forward to seeing many more of your sketches during the coming year.

marancat said...

I love that you bought him as a gift and then kept him! I did that with something this year...
I do agree with Alan that a colour version would be great. Your line sketches have whetted our appitite!

Krista Meister said...

Oh, he IS adorable! What a good little Moose, not mooing once!

Martine said...

Really cute !

Julie JordanScott said...

He made me smile! Loved seeing his development and expression using a variety of media.

YAY mooses!

Shirley said...

Such a cute moose and now captured in ink forever! I too would love to see the colors....

raena said...

Terrific sketches! They did make me smile! I've really got to start buying some dolls and stuffed animals again (and I thought that phase of my life was over!), they make such great models!

Ann said...

Great moose! I'm glad he's bundled up for the cold!

Leah said...

aw, he's super cute!