But first... today's doodles (haha! I am so bad).
Lady J's character description read:
Age: Mid 30's
General Features: Roslein is really plain to look at. She is neither beautiful nor handsome. Her nose is oddly shaped, her lips too big and her hair very ordinary. But her eyes are very wise and kind, and her face, while begining to wrinkle, is showing the lines of wisdom and humour. Laughter and smile lines rather than frown and care lines.
She dresses simply in flowing pants and shirts, as these are most practical for her work as a gardener. She loves to be outdoors working with plants, and this also gives her the most opportunity to encounter the people of the village she lives in.
Roslein is like a lodestone for people. She draws them in with her warmth, understanding, love and good humour. Love and peace shine out of her. Although she is not beautiful to look at, her inner beauty is luminous and shines out of her almost tangibly. Her inner beauty makes her appear beyond beauty to those who know her. And all who know her love her."
|Roslein - green and black mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 15 mins.|
Next is Marebabe's character:
Lucy is a farm wife, a leader in her community, a real salt-of-the-earth type. She is efficient and organized, cheerful and hospitable. Brought up in a large family, the second of eight children, she learned early to work and do her share to help keep a farm and household running smoothly. She is married to a cattle rancher, and has a grown son and daughter. She is slender and tall with curly hair and glasses, her favorite attire is jeans and a cotton blouse, and she is very fond of pockets. She likes a sweater or jacket with pockets, and in the kitchen she always wears a bib apron with 3 pockets. She milks a cow every morning and evening, she cooks and bakes most everything from scratch – even noodles! – and every summer she puts up the best pickles in the known universe. She loves having family and friends to visit, and in the summers she welcomes her City grandkids and assorted nieces and nephews to stay for a week or so, to experience the easy pace and simple pleasures of life in the country."
|Lucy - green and black mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 20 mins.|
Anyway, now, for the moment you all have been waiting for. Let me say I wish I had a doodle to give away to each of you, your encouragement and visits keep me going, no matter how tired or sad I get, I consider myself immensely lucky to be able to share my journey with you, and since so many of you entered, I have decided to do giveaways more often, maybe every time I hit 50 more drawings and maybe at random to spice things up.
The winner of the first giveaway is.... (oh, the suspense...OK OK! I'll say it):
LeAnn Woodward! (LeAnn, please e-mail me the address where you would like the drawing to go)
I have also added the drawing to my RedBubble shop, it is the least I can do for everybody who participated, also I have made the prices for this piece specially low for the next week, so if you want, you can have your own copy.
Look forward to the next giveaway, if I keep practicing the drawings can only get better, right?