I have a beautiful daughter-in-law.
Four weeks ago today she gave birth to Liam!
But a week prior she was doing figure eights in my living room trying to induce labor.
So I pulled out the charcoal!
I like parts of all four drawings. I’m not sure which is my favorite.
I’m curious, which one do you like best? (#1-4)
(Note: NONE of them look like her, though all of them remind me of her!)
I think they would look lovely as a little sketch study all framed together. Maybe flip 2 and have them facing each other.
Mo W. said:
Oh I think they are ALL so lovely. But I THINK #3 speaks a tiny whisper louder? Maybe??? And congrats!
Mary Ann Hurt said:
I personally like #2 — it is femine, delicate, precious!
All of them are nice; however, I like looking at #2 and it is pleasing to my eyes! M.A.
The very first one is my favorite. I had no idea what is might be and didn’t even try to determine what it might be. I simply enjoyed the charcoal drawing and appreciated the symbol design.
I love symbolic expressions in art. I trained as a clinical art therapist and absolutely appreciated and was intrigued by all of my patients’ creations. Although I love creating abstract art I LOVE just as much creating primitive folk art too 🙂
GO CARLA! Isn’t it delightful having a Liam in your life. My life is so joyful with my children’s children in this life.
I like the second one. There’s something softly feminine and evocative about it. What beautiful little sketches!
Lyn Tivenan said:
Much as I love all of them I think #1 depicts your style the most. If I had seen this elsewhere I would have known straight away it was a Carla:) xo
That’s interesting! That was the first one I did… part of me wanted it to be slightly whimsical (stick arm, baby head), but when I finished I thought it was too forced somehow. Kept going, and the next two were more traditional, and the final one became a fashion illustration! LOL
The first one is my favorite !
Lizzie and Lyn expressed what I think better than I could with my basic english !
Thank you for all the votes and comments!!
Helen Campbell said:
They are all wonderful… but #3 speaks to me the most. 🙂
I think #3 is my favorite.
I believe I will vote for #3. Since you told us the story of her trying to induce labor. I think #3 depicts that straight forward determination to get that baby delivered. Also really like the face and hair in that one.
I like number four but they are all great each unique in their own way
I love number four, but they all have their own unique appeal — enjoy Liam —
They all look beautiful!
Jo McFarlin said:
I love numbers one and four…although they are all great. Congratulations on the new grandchild!!!!
Linda Harrtzig said:
I love 3 congrats on your grand child such a wonderful time in your life
they are all good, but 4 is myfavorite.
4 speaks to me the most. There is a sense of strength, flirtatiousness and place. The other images capture the movement.
The second one does it for me, but it is so interesting how there is no definitive sketch people like the best. I think they all speak universally about the miracle of birth, and anyone who has experienced it can relate.
I like them all. but no. 4 is my favorite…
Ruth Slater said:
I think I like no.4 the best x
🙂 I like them all but I love #1. I l keep going back to that one.
Debi Minter said:
I love them all… but number 3 speaks to me the most. There’s a soft determination (like Carol said) in this one, and the vulnerability of pregnancy comes through to me on that one. 😉
Very hard to pick one! I like each of them.
Like the second one best – it’s delicate and the essence of a pregnant woman.
Jill K. Berry said:
#3. For mystical reasons.
Oh, wow, a little hard to pick a favorite there. I think I like #1 most. And I also love how drawing someone familiar can create a finished pieces that doesn’t entirely look like them but looks wonderful on its own. Sort of neat to start with a familiar jumping-off point and see where it goes when you’re not trying so hard to get it “just right.”
Suzanne McCurdy said:
1 and 2. Mystery. Leaves much to the imagination.