Sunday, September 13, 2009

Beth Curtin's Art: The Disguises Project

Are you starting to think about Halloween already? Me neither, but my little boy is. Here are some pictures of a project I have been working on for about a year. These drawings are quite large, and are done in artist's colored pencil. I keep my pencils sharp, and it takes a long time to do these portraits.

Bat Boy

Girl in Frog Costume

Boy as Lawrence of Arabia

Small Boy in Costume

Polar Bear Spider Man

Robot Boy

Snow White Girl

Fish Boy

Sea Monster Boy

What is your child talking about being for Halloween? Do you make costumes? Do your children improvise? Do you go to the store and buy one? What was your best costume when you were a child? I'd love to hear all about it!

Original art by Beth Curtin, Copyright 2009.


The Magic Onions said...

Oh my gosh, BETH!!! Is there anything you can't do?? Your drawing is fantastic... you capture their moods... The Snow White Girl reminds me so of my daughter... she has been so looking forward to dressing up and now that it's time, she's afraid she'll look silly. Wow... it could be her!
Thanks for showing us.
Blessings and magic.

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gardenmama said...

Beth, your drawings are incredible!
Do you do commissioned portraits?
I can imagine your son will certainly remember these days of mama drawing out his costume options! So beautiful! hmmm... last year I sewed a lion costume for my youngest son and a Dorothy costume from the wizard of oz sparkly red shoes and all! My oldest wasn't into the theme lol so he had a crown, 'kings' shirt and he stepped into a horse costume which made it appear as if he were riding it. he held reigns that held the head up and off he galloped! I am not sure what this year will have in store for costumes : ) My kids love dressing up about every day so it is fun to have these new additions to our dress up trunk.

Jane said...

Those are just amazing!

Beth said...

Hi, Magic Onions!!!!! Thanks so much for the encouragement. I need it right now as I try to get my art out more. I'm going to try to get some galleries interested in Disguises and another project I did. That's great that Snow White Girl looks like your daughter. I think I see that. Have a great day!

Beth said...

Hi, Garden Mama! I do draw commissioned portraits and have been doing so for about 21 years. I loved hearing about the wonderful costumes at your house! Isn't it fun to see what they come up with from the costume box? You're a supermama sewing costumes as you do. I did that with the older children and now I just go to the store!

Beth said...

Thanks for looking and commenting, Julia!

Mandy @ Belle and Boo said...

love, love your drawings Beth, my fav is fish boy....genius
Mandy x

Grace said...

Beth, These are amazing. The first one is more realistic than a photo. You should definitely show these in a gallery. I've been reading your blog for a few months but I never saw this post - thanks for linking to it in your post today.!