Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Monday, March 12, 2012

Inspiration Avenue challenge-Vintage sketch

The challenge for this week over at Inspiration Avenue is to photograph, paint or sketch something vintage. Something that brings back memories of the old days. This brought to mind a sketch I made recently using a drawing of Ernest Shepard's from the A.A. Milne book "Now We Are Six". It awakens memories of children playing in the sunshine of an open meadow.

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  1. Just what I love, innocence and simplicity!!

  2. reminds me of my backyard in Saskatoon when I was 10. We used to sneak to the corner candy store and buy penny candy (ok, it was up to 5 cents by the late 70's, lol.) Great submission!
    Jenn of
    (IA member)

  3. I like this. You captured the days of old when children played outside and used their imagination! Nice sketch!


  4. I love A. A. Milne's stories, and your sketch is charming. I love the haircuts on the children. It reminds me of how I thought Christopher Robin was a girl when my mom would read me Winnie the Pooh. He had that same little bobbed I didn't know anyone named Christopher but my next door neighbor was named Robin and she was a girl! So of course Christopher Robin had to be a girl!! No one could change my mind.

  5. Very evocative sketch - wish I could sketch (without the hours and hours of practice, thank you very much!) :) Great IA entry.

  6. Oh how adorable. I confess I have never read any A. A. Milne, but I feel like I know a lot about the author by just seeing this lovely drawing you have created. Wonderful.

  7. I love A. A. Milne's work and your image is a wonderful tribute.


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