There’s not much that I can say about today’s sketch. This scene put a smile on my face, and I hope it will do the same for you.


30 Comments on “Family”

  1. Ineke says:

    It sure put a smile on my face also but can only hope that you sketched from a warm window somewhere.


  2. Happy New Year ! With Family, Friends and Sketchers ^___^


  3. Tony Underhill says:

    Made me smile too …. and good to see you’ve started life drawing sessions early this year 🙂


  4. Monique says:

    It did! I have Russell..built by my Littles..and he put a smile on my face..a whole family? Even cuter!
    Shari..I am starting to like hot press:)

    Chilly today! We snowshoed yesterday..but today..the fire is lit.


  5. Toni Pratley says:

    Lovely collection off family winter members – great sketch


  6. Jane Desjardins says:

    Beautiful, & Happy New Year to you too😇🌞🌞🌞🌞



  7. joantav says:

    They look like they are ready for a party. Cute!


  8. Alison says:

    Can I license this for next year’s christmas cards? 😉 Thanks for the smile!


  9. Awww this is so sweet!! Yep…smiling! 😉👍🏻


  10. HELEN CONACHAN says:

    ((((((((((BIG SMILE))))))))))))))))


  11. They certainly have put a smile on my face! Love the line work!


  12. This is fun…and it made me wonder why you chose to do the shadows on the snowmen with horizontal lines. It works really well, but is something I don’t think I’ve ever done. Thanks for making me think.


    • Hi Jean. I don’t usually draw snow scenes in ink, I usually paint them, but it’s been so cold out these past few days I could only be out in the car for a short time. I wanted to show the shadows areas on the snow men without putting in a lot of tone. I don’t usually do crosshatching so I had to find a way to show a darker area on a really light subject. That was m solution. It’s a bit like a cross-contour drawing, but not exactly. Anyway, I guess you got the idea that it was shadow on snow so it must have worked in some way.


      • It totally worked. I just have never done a horizontal shading– always angled or cross-hatched or contoured, so I was surprised to see it and a little surprised by how effectively it worked on a round subject.


  13. Valmae Stonehouse says:

    Hello Shari, I’m new to your blog and live in very hot Western Australia where it’s 39degrees Celsius (about 108F) so I’m just loving your snow. I have spent 4 days in Montreal which I loved especially all the water and green. Yes I did smile


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