Baby Elizabeth

This week I’m trying to sketch some of Lucy’s favourite things… after all, they won’t be favourites for ever …

First of all is Baby Elizabeth, Lucy’s beloved doll. Well, I say beloved, but as is usually the case with little girls and their ‘beloved’ babies; she is either being held closely or is lying, upside down at the back of a settee. One thing I will say in Lucy’s defence though; Baby Elizabeth is never lying around, discarded, with no clothes on! Lucy has always been very good at making sure Elizabeth, and her other toys, are well dressed for lying about upside down.

I used my usual Black Uni-Pin 0.8 to draw the outline first.

Then I used a Black Uni-Pin 0.1 to draw in some of the other manin lines and shapes.

Finally, I used a bic Biro to shade in. Starting at the hair, face and then the striped jacket.

I spent just over an hour on this and I am fairly pleased with the result.

2 Comments on “Baby Elizabeth”

  1. pete scully says:

    This is excellent! Really well captured. She’ll cherish this when she is older. I’ve been meaning to draw more of my son’s toys while they are still favourites so I’m going to get on that now.


  2. Thanks Pete. I’ve been following your shoe drawings for a while. I agree with you that it’ll be something to cherish in the future; that’s one of the things I love about capturing something with pen and paint – it suddenly raises it from the mundane and ordinary. I could’ve just taken a photograph, but who’d take a second glance at that!


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