Sorry I’ve been quiet here the last week. I was busy with helping complete the acquisition of a new drawing subject! Within 24 hours of said acquisition, I found a few minutes to do a quick pencil sketch of him (as it turned out) in my notebook, through my profound lack-of-sleep fog. (I did a little bit of extra chiaroscuro finish work on it later on.)
This is a whole new challenge, since: (1) his physical features are of course quite different in proportion to the usual grown-up faces I often draw, (2) when he is actually still enough to draw, I really ought to (2a) be catching up on much-needed sleep, or (2b) have my hands busy with the many maintenance tasks associated with him, and (3) when I am awake he is likely in motion, while I’m groggy from lack of sleep – less than ideal drawing conditions.
I’ve been led to understand that I will encounter several other challenges (not all drawing-related) associated to having this fellow in the house.
P.S. For those wondering, mother and baby are both fine. Thanks for asking! 😉