February 4, 2013

Shovelling his way into the sketch

I did this sketch in my car this morning on the way into work. I was finished the drawing and about to put on the first wash when I noticed the caretaker of the church slowly shovelling his path in the snow. He walked so slowly — it was as if he was shovelling his way into my sketch. And I was able to add him in before he disappeared behind the car and around the bend.


7 comments :

Lynn Cohen said...

I love how this story evolves. Really lovely painting!

Anthony Duce said...

Very nice... Wonderful sketch..

Suhita said...

the fellow adds scale to this piece like nothing else does. I love how the top of his hat has a little highlight- a little bit of snow?

eimuttia said...

A lovely sketch and the idea of the man shoveling his way into your sketch is heartwarming. Thanks for this lovely little tale!

kane said...

Great.

kane said...

Great.

Shari Blaukopf said...

Thanks Lynn and Anthony.
Suhita, you're right about the scale. The church is so massive behind him. And he was going so slowly he probably did gather some snow on his hat.
Thanks Tommy and Eimuttia!