Monday, January 22, 2007
Artwork and Questions
I sketched again last night while the littlest was going to sleep. I'm finding that the more I'm practicing, the less I'm thinking about what it is I'm drawing ("I'm drawing a tree") and more about the actual shapes/textures/shading. It's not as hard to concentrate on the negative space...
I've also been experimenting with drawing/painting faces. This one is actually a painted face/body, but the features are a gel medium transfer that I then touched up with colored pencils. I intended to draw a design on her dress, but somehow the somber dress fits with her. I'm drawn to female images--there's a power there that I want to communicate.
I've got a couple of ideas for places to approach with my artwork. I know that this is the next step, but it's a difficult one for me. I'd love to hear ideas/comments from anyone who's been through this. My motto is "leap and the net appears" but I'm a little bit scared.