Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sketchbook Skool is over... WAAAAAAAH!

Not much to say tonight,
so i'll just share a bit of what i did this week...
a quick detailed sketch of my messy table
 Not so bad when i add colour...
 Photo taken in the daylight
The little angel in the glass bubble (in front of the wooden pencil holder)
belonged to my mother.
She always watches me as I paint. :-)
The plastic bottle was fun to do.
So many reflections in there...
Then a quick charcoal sketch
to warm up for my Tommy Kane portrait...

Tommy made the incredible proposal
to Sketchbook Skool participants
that he was going to publish a book
of his portraits.
So we all went mad
painting his portrait...
Totally generous, totally inspirational,
and just such a refreshing human being.
ALL of the teachers were wonderful.
So here we go...
acrylic on paper
 And those of you who know a bit about Tommy
know how much he loves his tiara.
I swear I tried it without, Tommy
and it just wasn't working.

For those who aren't familiar with his work,
here's a little video of the genius
struttin' his stuff...


  1. Hi, Pauline! I loved seeing your sketch! I like without color and with color!
    Your portrait of Tommy Kane is spectacular. and thank you very much for showing the video. I felt like going out to draw, out there, in the village!
    And thank you very much for your comment (I'm not handsome, please) :)

    1. oh yes you are... ;-)
      The video is fun, isn't it? So inspirational to me.
      i'm glad you liked it Roberto.

  2. Hi Pauline, I just had a tour though this and your past months... WOW, WOW, WOW !!!!!!! to the 9th degree. You are bloody amazing!!!!

    1. oh Gwen - coming from you, that means a lot.
      Thank you. xx

  3. Wow Pauline.....just wow...all of it...ever inspire!! Love the desk sketch both ways....and that Tommy Kane is awe inspiring....Wow you captured a real spirit there, the eyes are mesmerizing... Love the video too! That was such a treat!! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous talent!!

    Hugs Giggles

    1. i love the video too. Glad you liked it m'girl!
      and thank you so much. xx

  4. Seriously amazing - the use of color on your sketch completely wows me! Great job with the clear water spritzer!!! LOVE your portrait of Tommy Kane -
    Listen closely - in my best Jack Nicholson "As Good As It Gets" voice - "You make me want to be a better sketcher."

  5. omg, your comment is the BEST! i LOVE Jack Nicholson and i especially loved him in this movie. I could just hear his voice when i read your last sentence. ;-) THANK YOU Michelle... made me warm & fuzzy.

  6. Wha?! LOVE LOVE LOVE these both! I don't know Tommy Kane but that portrait is genius. :) And that first drawing - wowser. Seems Sketchbook Skool's been good for you!
    {Also loving Michelle's Jack Nicholson comment. ;) }

    1. thank you dear T! Yeah, i loved Michelle's comment too. ;-) Tommy was such an inspiration. They ALL were... a fabulous course, i thought. xx