Do They Like My Work?

Pencil Sketch by Sarah Sullivan

Do They Like My Work?

I am taking a ten-week illustration course at a local university. Our first assignment was to select text from an unillustrated book and then to illustrate it using five types of pencil marks- hatching, crosshatching, scribbling, tick marks, and pressure marks.

I chose text from “Miss Potter,” by Richard Maltby,  a fictionalized account of Beatrix Potter’s life. The scene has Beatrix sitting at a publishing house while two dour businessmen look over her work.

“Hmmm,” said Harold Warne

“Hmmm,” said his brother Fruing.

“Hmmph,” snorted Harold.

“Garrumph,” echoed Fruing, twitching his nose.


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6 Responses to Do They Like My Work?

  1. She says:

    LOL – love your lines, marks, composition and expression! Fabulous job of portraying the feeling of the words! Woo hoo!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. deb92024 says:

    You’ve got the making of a caricaturist! Watch out, Daumier!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. AANGEE says:

    I love this style! It reminds me of the Russian Silver Age

    Sent from my iPhone


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  4. Karen Reichhardt says:


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  5. equinoxio21 says:

    (Thank you for the smile…)

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