Due to the Late Shows, when museums and cultural venues stay open past their bedtime, I failed to make a post on Friday. This puts me a face behind in the 29 Faces in may challenge. So here are 2 for the price of 1.
Ok, I might have done a dangerous thing here. You see it was like this. I was sitting in front of my little sketch pad waiting for inspiration to strike. What could I do for todays 29 faces in May challenge? What could I doooooo? Then in the background, somewhere in the depths of the small house I heard Country and Western music. Five minutes later this little guy appeared.
Now I realise I may have offended all the lovely U.S bloggers who drop by. “She hears Country & Western music and thinks of a Wild West sheriff. And what’s with that badge? They don’t wear them on their hats. And why’s the second f sliding off, for F’s sake?
Ok, ok….it’s a five minute face, no sketching remember, no room for a body so the hat was the only place for a badge. And my lettering was too big.
So to redress the balance, tomorrow night I’ll draw a stereotypical English person. But what do you think is stereotypically English? I’ll illustrate the best suggestion.
Prithee make way for a veritable doublet of Elizabethan elves.
I didn’t like the shape of the first elf’s face so created the collar which looked vaguely Elizabethan. So I gave her a high forehead and no eyebrows.
I couldn’t resist giving her a male counterpart. Well, she needed someone to play “tag” with in the maze.
This dapper elf is especially for writer and blogger MJ Monaghan. I tripped up over his blog a little while ago and realised I’d uncovered something pretty cool. I even discovered there were more than three verses to “On Top of Spaghetti”. He asked for an MJ elf, so, using his Gravatar as a rough guideline this is my first elf portrait. A belated birthday present Mr Monaghan.
If you would like your very own elf leave a comment here. I’ll get doodling and link it to your blog.
Possibly an elf, but she has cunningly obscured her ears. She probably runs around on the prairie with the kids from the little house.
This little purrfectly formed elf is especially for Lisa, a talented writer and artist. Her delightfully named The Satsumabug Blog is buzzing with oodles of creative inspiration, hints and tips. If you haven’t already discovered Lisa, you’re in for a treat.
Lisa asked for her very own elf and as a starting point said simply “cat’s ears” It was all I needed to get doodling.
If you would like your very own Elf leave a comment here and I’ll get sharpening those fine liners.