Thursday, April 09, 2009
I did two more sketches after my post yesterday. One self portrait and one really fast sketch of my daughter as I let the chicken noodle soup boil. I have always struggled with the far eye in a 3/4 view. Yesterday with a bit of fidgeting, I got pretty close. I was very happy about that. The self portrait is terrible, but I am posting it to keep things honest.
Progress does not always move in an upward motion. I have to learn to forgive myself for the "not so good" drawings I produce. There is something to be learned in every drawing. In this case, I learned a lot about my own concentration. While I was concentrating on getting my own head in the right place, my drawing suffered. When I was concentrating on the drawing, my ability to hold a position suffered. It is a lot like rubbing your head and patting your stomach for me.
I think I will get a lot better at taking a snapshot with my minds eye as I practice. If it takes 10,000 hours to become really good at something, I have a few more hours to work. I should probably get busy.
Eternal Wait - I finally quit fidgeting with this one. It is #graphite on 8.5x11 smooth bristol board. It is nice to get something to a finish. No matter where I roam in media, graphite will always be my true love. I will be taking this to #Shakedown3 this weekend if you want to see it in person. #art #artist #drawingvia Instagram
Toxic - This is a journal entry before words are added.The topic of toxic people has been coming up in many discussions lately. This is how I think it would look if you could make a visual image. This started as a simple form study and ended up as this. #journal #art #artjournal #selfcare #toxicpeople #getitoutofmyheadvia Instagram
Number 3 in my quest to complete #inktober2017 I started with an ink wash and then used my Microns to accent the details. This is definitely an experiment worth repeating. It reminds me of the interior illustrations in books when I was a kid It is #ink on #watercolorpostcard #art #artist #drawing #illustrationvia Instagram