Sketches

I don’t claim to be a good artist (so don’t judge the below too harshly!), but I do like drawing; and as my two most recent sketches are related to the book I’m currently writing, I thought I’d post ’em here.

This first one is of the main character’s mother. I was trying to copy a picture of Arwen (from Lord of the Rings) but it didn’t quite work out; I looked at what I’d drawn and, seeing the woman’s wistful expression, realized it must be Einur’s mother.

Einur's mother cropped

The second sketch is of a scene that will come pretty near the end of the book. I’m not sure if the woman in it will be a woman in the actual book, but the picture didn’t look like a man and I didn’t want to redo it… This sketch is not as realistic as the first – no shadowing, much simpler and plainer – because I was drawing freely rather than from a photograph. Personally I’m extremely pleased with the way her hand turned out. I can almost feel myself holding the Emerald when I look at it!

(Sorry the caption is cropped off at the bottom, by the way – not sure what happened there.)

The Emerald of Life

Artwork copyright 2015 by Benita J. Prins.

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11 thoughts on “Sketches

    1. One of my friends is really good at drawing horses as well, but I never could do them well! I always thought people were out of my range too, but with a lot of concentration and erasing I can draw a person that looks like a person. =) I’m still perfecting the art (no pun intended) of drawing a person who looks like the person it’s supposed to look like.

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  1. Fantastic drawings! I love Einur’s mother; I hadn’t seen the other before but it is very good. (I’m actually writing about an Emerald of Life in one of my books, because I was playing with my brothers once and we were acting out a story we made up on the spot. It had a Sapphire of Death and the Emerald of Life and several bad guys….=) )

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      1. Oh, PLEASE don’t…It (the story) is coming on very well, and I find it so annoying when I find that someone has something I have……. Besides, you’ve got my Dragon coming on Garnas description already, and I loved that one. =)

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