Father of the year – Day 07 (Blog)

Happy Fathers Day!!! 🙂

Finished my new piece Father of the year
you can view the full and final piece by clicking the image below:

I’ve had this little project on my list for a long time. It’s based off a photograph taken of my brother and my nephew (I changed it up a bit – they were originally in the pool).  My brother being who he is – a jokester, thought it would be funny to smile for the camera when his infant son is bawling his eyes out.  This didn’t surprise me at all, but don’t let this image fool you, he really is an awesome dad and this never hesitates to make me smile! My first thought was sarcastically “Father of the year” and it stuck with me after all this time and I thought it was the perfect image for a humourous Father’s Day card – especially for all those great dads out there who love to tease their children! 😛

I originally planned to do a full on painting (similar to those in my digital illustration category), but I wanted something a little different, so I tried line art. It took me a total of 9 hours (so much for my 3 hours or less time limit (I didn’t realize how much work goes into creating the line art, but now I know!)

Really and truly there is so much work that goes in any type of art you do.  I don’t think people will ever realize it.  What may appear to look about 1 hour to do may actually take a person days/months/years to do and even that might not be enough time. Art is hard work, but rewarding and well worth it! 🙂

Here’s the final illustration for Father of the year:

(Click image to view in the sketchbook section/larger)


Here’s the Process:

(Click image to view in the process section/larger)


…and so the list continues

Daily Sketches
1. Landscape (X) (X)
2. Mets Sporting Event (X) (X)
3. Gesture Drawing Study (X)
4. Gesture Drawing Figures (X)
5. Gesture Drawing Animals (X)
6. Baby Silhouette (X) (X)
7. Father of the year (Happy Father’s Day) (X) (X)


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    What a beautiful sketch!!! That baby looks really upset though!!!

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      LOL…Thank you Jack Locke! (love the name by the way) ;)…Yes! What a sad baby…b/c the dad is obviously a bully 😛

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