Thursday, August 25, 2011

#7 Young and Restless

This young beauty is looking off into the future.  Wonder if the fashions will make another cycle in 30 years or so.  She looks so like my college friends in their scarves!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Strong Opinion

This man seems to have a very strong character.  I'm basing this on his square jaw, quite familiar to me after 42 years with Mr. Wonderful.  This is the reason for my title.  Oh, yeah, quite strong!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Go-Go #3, a bit skeptical

This grandmother seems more skeptical than the other two.  She was drawn in Denver also using the Sepia Conte pencil.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Go-Go, South African Grandmother

This is my second version of the grandmother from Africa.  They do all the heavy lifting and are, therefore, dubbed the Go-Goes!  I can't figure how to make that plural!  Since there are so few men around and since a huge percentage of the population died from AIDS, all of the work is done by these courageous women who run the orphanage.  What a desperate situation!  Wonder how I would be in such a situation.

I did this one in Denver also but the drawing is a bit smaller.  Used a different color paper.  It is difficult to see next to the earlier post, but I think this lady seems more dubious.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ryan Lochte

From the world championships in Shanghai, we hear that Ryan Lochte beat Phelps in both of their matchups.  We have a very strong team this year, winning 29 medals---16 of those gold.  Ryan set the first world record at this meet in China since the high-tech bodysuits were banned.  I am always wishing I had a suit that would help me move faster.  So much for polyurethane!
This was posted almost a year ago on August 1, 2011. Today Ryan Lochte won gold in the 400 Indevidual Medley! Congratulations! I'm going to have to do another charcoal of this man.