Young girl as elf

Clara as Elf, pencil, 11x17"

Portrait of young man as an elf, in elvish garb

Isaac as Elf, pencil portrait, 11x17"

For some reason I’ve been wanting to portray my kids as elves for some time now, and finally indulged!

I’m working on a watercolor now of my son in the same pose.  It’s nice that they’re old enough now to sit still for a little bit, but I’ve decided not to push it (so they’ll be willing to pose again in the future!)  The drawings were done from life, but I’m using these studies and reference photos to paint.