Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Metroheads - Mini Dreadlocks and a little boy

Still practising dreadlocks:)

The little guy with the big brown eyes - He is with his mother and two brothers, he eats a slice of bred but sometimes he stops and just looks ahead with dreamy big eyes. Then he notices that I'm watching him, and his expression becomes troubled. Now HE watches Me. I show him the drawing. He looks at me, quizzically, then at his mother. Doesn't know what to think of me and my Moleskine. The mother just smiles at me. I have to pack my things because the next stop is mine.

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Kim said...

Oh Andrea, what a cute story of your interaction with the little brown eyed boy! That must have been a lot of fun and it reminds me of a story.

When my own children were little I often took them to a place kind of like a zoo, but where the animals were in as natural environment as they could be and were rescued from damaging situations. Anyway, they had a family of chimps who were separated from people with this very thick glass. One day there was an artist there sketching the oldest male of the chimp family. The old guy was just sitting there for a little while. Finally he knocked on the glass with his knuckles for the artist to look up. When she did, he pointed to her sketchbook and then to himself. So she held up the sketch she was doing of him so he could see it. He looked, tilted his head from side to side - as though he were judging her work. Then he stepped back a bit and posed himself for her to get a better view. I later heard she left one of her sketches for him.

This sketch you have done of this precious little boy is so cute...look at his face and that expression those big eyes give him. You know I love the paintings you do with the deep skinned people...you have quite a way of drawing out those particular hues.

Thanks so much Andrea for continuing your Metroheads for us....nothing quite like them, to be sure.

human being said...

Andrea, this is a great work... i wonder how you could show that inquiring expression in his beautiful eyes...
you really see through them...

La journée de Miss Doodle said...

Kim, this is a very cute and thoughtful story, I love to imagine how this happened:) And I like the way you described my painting people with darker skin. As I'm drawing along, and painting the portraits once at home, I get more and more aware of the fact, that skin is an incredible thing:)
I could spend my whole life studying how to paint skin....
I never did that before, it is all these people who help me to really see them. To look at them. Every face is interesting. The way an eyebrow bows, the way a lip goes up to smile, the way a nostril elegantly describes a curve:)
Thanks for your great comment,
love
Andrea

La journée de Miss Doodle said...

Human Being, thanks so much for visiting! It is as if the faces revealed more and more of their secrets, the more I look at them (and time isn't critical here) I come to see what a face is. Time perhaps isn't critical because there is a universal face hiding behind all our faces? Oh, thanks for coming here and making me think about this!
love
Andrea

sukipoet said...

Definetly a sweet sweet face and a great story. Also, Kim your story is so funny. I love it.

Cris in Oregon said...

I am on quick here this morning before I get shut down for awhile. but these are really cute and isnt it interesting how the kids notice you but the adults dont. or if they do then they are more discreet about noticing. :)

Cestandrea said...

Suki and Cris:), yes it's funny how kids look us directly in the eye until their parents tell them that it is not polite to stare at someone. Why is this? Why don't we all stare at each other more? Why is it not polite? Do we get into the private sphere of someone if we look at him too long?

Meg Wolff said...

Very beautiful!

marianne said...

Wonderful story and what a cute boy! And so beautifully drawn!
love >M<