Pennywise. (Sketch)

Sunday Strathmore Sketchbook – Page 5

Pennywise is back!! The ever eerie clown from the movie IT, adapted from Stephen King’s novel of the same title, just released its Chapter Two (Its third cinema adaptation) some days back and it promises to be one to send shivers down enthused audiences’ spines.

Before its 2017 release (IT: Chapter one), I had seen a lot of horror movies, so much that the horror genre of movies actually became my favorite due to its unwavering thrills and sometimes, gore, but I hadn’t quite seen one which centered on a terrifying clown preying on the fears of little children. I very well enjoyed the movie, so well that I became enamored with clowns (Coulrophobes will find this strange) and made my very first attempt at Pennywise sketching.

The role Pennywise plays in IT can also be related to pencil artistry. Pennywise can be seen as that aura of darkness smeared in graphite, while the little children can be viewed as budding artists. As budding artists, we’re scared of delving darker in any of our drawings with the thought that we may end up ruining our art piece, so, we instead, use light shades on our sketches, just to be on a safer side.

The use of dark shades and shadows with a mixture of good highlighting and mid-tones, tend to give form and depth to drawings, hence, making them pop out of our canvasses. This is one fear I’m still particularly struggling to overcome in pencil realism, but we all know what happens to Pennywise at the end of the story.

So, without further ado, here’s my recent attempt of the ominous clown, Pennywise. You’ll float too🎈.


49 thoughts on “Pennywise. (Sketch)

    • Thank you😊.

      Haven’t got the chance to see Chapter 2 yet, but I know it’d be lovely, if not for its star studded cast, but for the suspense Pennywise brings. I really love his character.


  1. Fantastic! IT (the book, at least) has stayed in my head for over twenty years now—mostly having to do with the power of that adolescent period its protagonists were going through. (And wasn’t there something horrible about an eyeball, which I *wouldn’t* want to see drawn?) Wonderful sketch—and I wanted to send belated thanks for liking a post at the Expositrix!

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    • Indeed. I guess the book would be more terrifying than it’s adaptation. Thanks so much for your remark🎈.

      …And by the way, everyone has his/her interpretation of every poem they come across, even though it may deviate from the author’s original meaning. It’s all about the mark the poem leaves on the reader, so, you’re definitely not impaired in understanding poetry.

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  2. very well drawn, even though horror films and plots hold no attraction for me at all. I’ll look out for your other drawings. I like your poems too. Keep up the good work and thanks for visiting my own blog; I hope to produce more on that in due course, after clearing the present project bulge! Best wishes.

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  3. Each time I look at this picture, I see that clown with his tongue between his teeth. I don’t
    know why but there’s something really scary about that!

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