Oil Sketch of James
I have been working on this and a painting of my sister in tandem and maybe it’s just me but the more I love and know a face, the harder it gets? I’ve also been working hard on trying to actually draw the face (looking at a photo reference but not tracing it) and it’s just a HOT MESS every time. Gah!! Portrait James spent like 3 weeks going through different renditions of “mildly to heavily possessed mutant baby” It was the eyes. Oof. It could still be better but I had to be like “It’s JUST A SKETCH. MOVE ON.”
Real life James is 11 months old now! He is such a sweetie. He crawls and stands and is sort of cruising on the furniture (like holding the furniture and walking carefully around it) but he won’t really walk if you hold his hands, he just sits down. He is super into taking things out of containers. It’s his favourite! Want to keep him busy? Fill a container with anything babies can’t choke on and you are good for ages! He also loves dogs and anything Molly is doing, and destruction. He eats SO MUCH FOOD. It blows my mind every day. He probably eats twice the amount of dinner that Molly eats most nights.
We are so lucky to have such a happy and chill little guy in our lives. I can’t wait for him to walk though so my back can get a break for a bit!