The Sheriff….

Emma Swan from Once Upon A Time

 played by Jennifer Morrison

Graphite on Bristol Smooth

Well, it’s been a while since my last post, and I’m sorry.  We have been having a time here and most of it not a good time.  Mama went into the hospital with both arteries in her neck blocked and had to have emergency surgery.   Then two days after my mama came home my daddy had to go in for his heart.  Praise God both are fine and doing well!  But it got me thinking about my own health and since I found that there is cholesterol issues from both parents and my cholesterol is a tiny bit high.    So,  I’m going to try to do what I can.  Get into some better habits for me and Alana…poor thing she’ll be doomed too:(

      So I decided to cut down (not remove) the animal fats and strap myself to a pedometer walking 10,000 steps (at least) a day.  I know it doesn’t sound like much, but I do all or most of it at one time.  Last week I walked 26 miles.   I have more energy, my spirits feel lifted and mind doesn’t race at night.  *TMI ALERT:  My digestive system is the best its been since I was pregnant with Alana.  I guess my goal is just to move!  Get out and breath in the polluted air and skip the eggs and cheese , LOL

Now, on with the drawing….

This is another portrait from my favorite show, although Missing is trailing really close.   She wasn’t that extremely hard to draw. I had to give a few tries to the lip though.  I’ve never drawn dimples before and they were really easy. First,  I layered a bit of graphite in this ) shape and blended with a stump. Second,  I used a kneaded eraser and drug it down in this ) shape…thicker,  in front an over a bit to show the small roll in the skin.   (The light will hit the roll area first and the crease is the shadow) And third,  I layered a 4H over the entire area…Viola! You have dimples…  The blonde hair is another story!  I still need to work on that….

Be Well and Happy!

3 thoughts on “The Sheriff….

  1. I’m sorry to hear about your Mom and Dad. glad they are doing better! I hate exercising too but it makes a huge difference in how I feel. I notice you aren’t changing David’s diet. Is there a plan there? 🙂

  2. Sorry to hear about the family problems, but thank goodness they are doing well now.

    I love this drawing – you amaze me, as you nearly always do.


  3. A wonderful portrait and I am glad every one is on the mend now ~ family health issues are so scary.

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