March 16, 2011

art that gladens the heart...

Isn't this little guy just over-the-moon happy? His expression of glee is super contagious. 

Graphite on Stonehenge paper, 8 x 10"
copyright 2011 Lisa Smouter

Capturing babies at about the one-year mark is great because they're developing many characteristics unique to them--both in appearance and in spirit! On days spent conjuring a face like this out of soft white Stonehenge I really, really love my job.

Who can resist that glint in his eye? My Annie certainly couldn't--she giggled and waved at him any chance she could while I was sketching him out. To her, I think he became like a character in a book.

And doesn't he have a great story to tell! 

Have a cheery day,