Jan 6, 2010

IF - Renewal


"Little Black Dress"
graphite pencil | 2010

For the word of the week I kept thinking of women and how we renew ourselves on a regular basis. It could be just a nice hot bath, a new hair cut, or even a new little black dress. It gives us a refresh. Why? As a woman I can't tell you, but it never fails.

The other thought I had was bringing out the little black dress from the back of the closet, adding a flower pin, and giving a fresh appeal. Something I know I've done a few times. :)

On top of the Illustration Friday piece, this sketch was the first in my brand new Moleskin sketchbook that I had to order online. It's surprisingly hard to find it here locally. I know Candace has, but the Art Store was out and I wanted to make sure I got the sketch folio from their line. I have bought and used their notebooks, but the paper is WAY thin. This paper is like a cream bristol board. Love it! Don't think I'll go back. They have a watercolor paper one, it's tempting.

10 comments:

erika said...

beautiful work. completely agree with your take on the topic.

Geraly Unite-O'Day said...

beautiful! :)

Sab said...

very pretty ! ^_^

Laurel Neustadter said...

Lovely.

Alex said...

I absolutely love your style - brilliant.
(and in the last 10 years I've only ever found Moleskines online - very elusive little fellas!)

k.h.whitaker said...

Very nice drawing, love the matching freckles!

Jack Foster said...

I know it's a woman "thing" but I think you nailed the topic! Very great lines and composition! Happy New Year Sara and God bless you and your loved ones.

Holly Durr said...

My days of wearing little black dresses are over, LOL.

J Perrault said...

ahhhh...The LBD - timeless, elegant, a masterpiece, as is your drawing!

Christy Croll (tiddly inks) said...

VERY NICE! You nailed it. :)