Friday, June 13, 2008

Good old pencil


It´s been a long time since I picked up a pencil to draw with. I usually go for ink or possibly a light pencil sketch and then watercolours, but yesterday I found one of those cheapo plastic mechanical pencils laying around in the kitchen and got the urge to draw with it. I have this old one-legged doll that my father found under a barn near our summer house years and years ago, a perfect subject for a little evening pencil sketch.

These old dolls are kind of creepy with their eyes closed...

12.5 x 15 cm, pencil on Fabriano Artistico hot press paper.

13 comments:

Sherry said...

LOL, yes, he IS a little creepy. I could tell this was not a beloved childhood toy. But it is an interesting drawing.

Terry said...

Beautifully drawn but very creepy and not something that I would want to have kept or even brought home, there is something about dolls like this that can send shivers down my spine

Kathleen said...

I like it - I like the creepiness too-

min man ar svensk - we have dear friends who live on Kymendo - I don't an o with the dots -

Jenny said...

Maybe you just drew it creepy! *lol*

If I stare at my dolls long enough, they can become mechanical and creepy, plus they can stare back forever.

Love your sketch!

freebird said...

Good sketch but yep, those eyes are creepy. Sure you don't want to take that artistic license and make them look open?

Alison said...

Oh, great sketch - you've wonderfully caught the creepiness of dolls.

Anita Davies said...

Aren't they creepy though!
Amazing that they were supposed to comfort young children really. LOL!
Your sketch is fabulous as always Nina!

vivien said...

a great drawing but oh very very creepy!

juj said...

Supercreepilicious! and the pencil just adds to the mood. Love it.

lyn said...

nice drawing.... yes creepy. My friend Helen Wilson, Artist (opps link didn't work,I have a link on my blog) Paints babies with adult faces and does sculpture with babies heads with animal parts. Her art discusses the child .... toy... adult theme. Kind of creepy too! Thanks for you comment on my blog (hands) Continued success

Miguel Taborda said...

this tottaly rocks!!!

SCquiltaddict said...

Beautiful but yes she is creepy!! but what a drawing!!

caseytoussaint said...

This is an incredible drawing. I wouldn't hang it in my bedroom, but I think it's amazingly well done.