Ava Sketch #1b by ellejayerose

Cheap oil pastels on canvas paper – scanned in – colours altered digitally

Ellen Jaye Benson Visual Artist/Educator –
a.k.a. ‘elle jaye rose’ (my frustrated dark illustrator & social commentator hat)
a.k.a ‘Henna Harpy’ (my ornamental body art and design hat)
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  • Pascale Baud
    Pascale Baudover 3 years ago

    I always found it very difficult to draw babies and I love this drawing !!!

  • thanks Pascale :P

    – ellejayerose

  • annamora
    annamoraover 3 years ago

    so beautiful … you did well :)

  • aw ta Anna :)

    – ellejayerose

  • Nestor
    Nestorover 3 years ago

    Really beautiful, but I agree with Anna and like the more colourful one more.
    Hope you are well.

  • thanks Jenny – think there is a indescribable amount of wonder when a bub is born and just wanted to use the whole rainbow to describe it :)

    – ellejayerose

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingover 3 years ago

    baby art, comes to us all (eventually, when they are asleep and you sit there watching them…)
    I’ve always been afraid to scan oil pastel (because of messing up the glass)
    you’ll love these in years to come. i have some hidden somewhere with baby photos…

  • I just clean the glass with paper towel and a mild detergent if I have to :)

    – ellejayerose

  • Josh Bowe
    Josh Boweover 3 years ago

    Hell of a sketch Elle, very impressive, babies are notoriously hard to work from in terms of a portrait. The depth of tonal range, especially round the eyes , and mouth, gives this a real feeling of solidity

  • Kathe Kollwitz did the best baby portraits! People think drawing babies is kitche but I would argue that that indescribable innocence, vulnerability, plush vitality is real primal important stuff – for creation and destruction is what art is all about

    – ellejayerose

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsover 3 years ago

    you are so good!!!! yes difficult subject,!!!!! brilliant..!!

  • aw thanks Shyle :)

    – ellejayerose

  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldover 3 years ago

    a baby to draw..lucky you and what a drawing!…

  • aglaia b
    aglaia bover 3 years ago

    ;-) xox

  • thomasroessler
    thomasroesslerover 2 years ago


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