|Me and My Cuz|
Kids, You can talk and talk til your face is blue.
Kids, but they still do just what they want to do.
Why can't they be like we were, perfect in every way.
Oh what's the matter with kids today?
Words of a verse from the song "Kids'
from the musical Bye Bye Birdie.
Playing again this week with faces for 29 Faces in February.
I hope everyone is having as much fun with their month long challenge as I am.
I drew Me and My Cuz using a Bic mechanical pencil on a small piece of 3.5 x 2.5" stained illustration board with an old family photo as my source. My little cousin and I are both a bit older now, and we were of course perfect kids. I am the grinning one with the curly hair. The sun was in our eyes. Photo rules way back when were that the sun must always be to the photographers back. Thus the subjects were always grimacing.
The eyes have it. I found a couple of photos that really spoke to me. The little girl had really striking blue eyes and an absolutely fantastic smile. I drew her in pencil with watercolor and collage. The little boy has such a serious expression, so opposite from the little girl. Great expressions which I tried to reproduce with justice.
Posting also in Paint Party Friday. Jump over for a look.
Thanks for visiting.