Monday, November 19, 2012
A fully Irish friend. I struggled with getting the smile right. It still doesn't show the way her whole face lights up, but it's close. I also can't seem to get my camera and Photoshop to show the drawing correctly. It's better in the real. Perfectionism syndrome again.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
I came into my studio a few hours ago with the intention of starting a drawing for a show I want to enter. I sat down at my board and leaned back and stared. I have a couple of ideas but don't have the drive to begin. I moved to my computer opened Pandora and my blog and looked at my previous work. I'm done viewing and now I'm writing and still listening. My mind is foggy. I feel heavy.
I started a project in my shop three months ago. I did the same as I'd done for so many years in my career and found myself anxious and uncomfortable but felt I needed to complete it just because I started. I think I starved my soul. Too much left brain logic and figuring. I've had nightmares in the past of being trapped in a machine shop and unable to escape. I must be there now.
What I want is to visit a forest, dark and deep and breath in some fresh ambiance, feel the rain, see the green. What I really need is to just start. Generally, when I do, the flow starts. Until I do and pick up a pencil and put down a line to my feed sensitive side, I'll be malnourished.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Another unfinished rough sketch of Jane Sophia, Nicole's daughter.This was just playing around with flesh tones and messing with hair. Much more refinement is needed on my next try with this image. Also getting out of my comfort zone and showing mistakes.