Childhood Sketches

Mum scanned a few of my childhood photos for me.  Here are a few sketches of scenes involving dolls (and good old Teddy too).  This project seems to be broadening out from dolls to childhood.  I’ve been filling my sketchbook with ideas, images and research.  Click images to enlarge.  The first two are carbon pencil; the third and fourth are dip-pen and ink.

Susan in pushchair Teddy Susan arrives dolls pram


6 thoughts on “Childhood Sketches

  1. Wonderful sketches, Carole, and I love the idea! My absolute favorite is the last one. There is so much expressed by the little girl’s posture (is that you?) I’d love to see a painting come out of this one.

  2. Thank you, Casey! Yes, I think that’s my favourite sketch too. I’ve already made a drypoint print plate from it (which I can’t print until I get back to college!) But yes – perhaps I’ll do a painting too. Thank you!

  3. You have done such great work the last couple of weekd, Carole. How did the exhibition go? It looked beautiful all set up in the church…how different and interesting. did yu get your results yet…good luck, I’m convinced you did great.
    I also love your grid with all the little sketches, they’re wonderful!
    And these last sketches are great…love the last two.
    Thanks for your support on my last post, I really appreciate it.

  4. Dear Carole,
    These sketches are wonderful. My favorites are the last two, especially the very last. What a sweet little face.
    Connie Scott

  5. Ronell – thank you! I’ve replied by email.

    Connie – thank you! I agree, I think the pen and ink ones (the last two) work best.

  6. What a great idea! And a good way to practice child proportions which are so different from adults’, Nicely done.

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