Sunday, 3 January 2010

03/01: FIRST POST OF THE NEW YEAR

Can't believe its 2010 ... We saw in the New Year with friends, Ian and Jenni at Euro Disney, and spent New Years Day wandering around Paris - we just got home last night. 15 hour days at DisneyWorld in the rain/snow freezing wind did test the stamina a bit - but we found plenty of 'watering holes' along the way! The fireworks at midnight on New Years Eve were just fantastic (who'd expect anything else of 'Uncle Walt' though). We found a perfect vantage point, away from all the crowds - by climbing into the 'crows nest' of a pirate ship in the deserted children's playground. Despite having a combined age of 225 (!!!) we managed to scramble up the rigging without injury :o) I didn't take many photos, and haven't downloaded them yet but I don't expect to have any 'gems' there as the cold weather made it preferable to keep hands firmly in pockets for warmth rather than fiddling with camera settings.

Anyway, Here's a picture I believe its safe to post now as it should have been presented for Christmas. I've drawn this client's beautiful Boxer recently, and his daughter's terrier. These are his Grandchildren drawn in graphite. I have another couple of 'human portraits' completed at the end of last year but not sure whether its 'safe' to show them yet as one was a birthday and one an anniversary present:


6 comments:

Dors said...

Stunning job Sue. Lovely composition and great tones. Very nice.


Happy New Year. Glad you had a fun time in Paris. except for the cold. Brrrrr

Grahame Butler said...

Nice work Sue, love the way you have drawn the hair, Happy New Year...

Jan said...

For all your worry, this came out so beautiful!

Glad you had a good time in Paris - I don't know if I would have survived those 15 hour days!

sue said...

Happy New Year to you Grahame and Jan. Thanks for commenting :o) Jan - I'm sure you'd have survived - its kind of a challenge to prove that Disney isn't really for kids!!

Jo said...

Fantastic work as usual Sue, amazing. XX

sue said...

Thanks Jo :o) xx