Wednesday, November 1, 2017

My Photograph of the Totoro Pumpkin my Mother Carved for Halloween + Sketch of a Big Eye Angel, Fairy, & Mermaid/ October 30 & 31 / November 1 Art Sketches Daily...



My mother carved this adorable Totoro inspired pumpkin for Halloween and I took this photograph to share with you!  I hope you enjoy this extra dose of cuteness...

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a look of gentle intensity...  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.  


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in October. This is from day 30. 

I would like to try to reach a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days, I started this effort on September 1st, 2017...  This is face 60. 

This is a rough sketch.  You may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is wearing a mask for the Halloween ball she went to...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in October. This is from day 31. 

I would like to try to reach a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days, I started this effort on September 1st, 2017...  This is face 61. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is in disguise as a pirate lass...  I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a fairy angel or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in November. This is day 1. 

I would like to try to reach a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days, I started this effort on September 1st, 2017...  This is face 62. 

This is a rough sketch. 

10 comments:

Victoria said...

AW, that pumpkin is magical and sacred! Fabulous photograph, so special!
I am loving these latest works, very beautiful..and bewildering eyes always! That is awesome you are going to sketch every day, shine on! I am super drawn to the very first sketch, she has a huge soul! Lovely visiting your world
V

SHON said...

Your pumpkin suits so good the Halloween time and the fall!

Valerie-Jael said...

The pumpkin is amazingly beautiful. Love the sketches, too. Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Wow your mom is talented, beautiful pumpkin! The maidens are lovely, great costumes too.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Your mom is so talented with the carving. Love the sketches especially the one with the hat.

Nicolas Hall said...

And I didn't think Totoro could be any cuter! Your mom did an amazing job!! And your faces, always lovely but I am seeing a transformation as you do the sketch a day. There is just something happening there with them that is wonderful to watch. A "certainty" in the very lines of them all as of late? Not sure what it is but they are all truly wonderful! Hoping your Hallow's Eve/Samhain was wonderful!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much Victoria, SHON, Valerie, Christine, Nicole, and Nicolas! I'll pass on your sweet words about the pumpkin to my mother.

Lowcarb team member said...

It was lovely to see the carved pumpkin, your mom did a very good job.

All the best Jan

Magic Love Crow said...

I love the pumpkin!! Cool!
All your maidens are gorgeous, but the one with the mask and the other with the hat are so cool! Well done Lisa! Big Hugs!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much Jan and Stacy!