New Live Model!

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.

Good times.


P.S. For those wondering, mother and baby are both fine. Thanks for asking! 😉

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237 Responses to New Live Model!

  1. Joe Polchinski says:

    Congratulations, Clifford!

  2. Lisa says:

    Congratulations on the new (little) man in the house! Wishing all of you much happiness and fabulous memories.

  3. Mark Peifer says:

    “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.”
    Totally true and in the short run the sleep deprivation can be pretty all consuming but he’s lovely. I still cannot believe mine are 17 and 21 (as of last week–birthday on Dec 16 for mine). Congrats!

  4. Elliot Tarabour says:

    Wonderful news.

  5. Mary Cole says:

    Wonderful news (and drawing)! Many congratulations.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Wow, Clifford – he’s amazing, darling – so many congratulations, wonderful news…

  7. Nikolay says:

    Congratulations Clifford! Wonderful news indeed!

  8. Morgan Rusler says:

    Beautiful. Congratulations to you both!

  9. arnab says:

    Many, many congratulations!

  10. Ofer Aharony says:

    Congratulations Clifford !

  11. Congratulations to you both. Of course, Nancy and I have heard all about it from Megan who will be visiting you soon. Your drawing is beautiful. I think you’re going to enjoy this new model… in more ways than one!

  12. platohagel says:

    Congratulations Clifford, to your spouse, and new baby.

  13. Nick says:

    Wow! Congratulations, and a merry Christmas!

  14. robert says:

    What a lovely child. Congratulations all round. A Noel nativity is always special, regardless of ones religious take one things. So, as they used to say round about when I was born, go out and wet the little fellow’s head.

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  17. Aww, congratulations!

  18. Anonymous Snowboarder says:

    Well a belated congrats to all, and best wishes for full night’s sleep

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