Monday, March 23, 2009

More symbolism

I'm taking a little respite from slapping paint all over the studio and did a little bit of sedate drawing. Well, ok, there was one more fish print painting, but that was just to use up the rest of the left over paint so it wouldn't go to waste.

Since my last sketch of a symbolic drawing of myself, I did another and here it is. I also have another couple simmering. They're quite fun to do and they make you pull all kinds of things out of your imagination. Then it becomes a puzzle to fit things in around an initial and make them look somewhat recognizable.

All of the elements here are done without references, but I will go back and recheck some references for proportion and actual shapes as memory always sees somewhat differently than reality.

Once I have these sketches complete, I'll add some detail and colour and see how they evolve from there. If anyone wants an exercise in creativity and imagination, try one of these, I'd love to see your results.

7 comments:

Rose Welty said...

You are very good with the symbolic stuff Jeanette...very clever the teapot in this one!

Jennifer Rose said...

I love looking at drawings like that. Always so much to see, I would never have noticed that teapot unless Rose had said. I'm going to have to try this once I get a few things finished

Jeanette said...

Thanks Rose, it was fun to do.

Yes do try it Jennifer, you never know what you'll come up with.

Dianne Mize said...

Jeanette, I am so much enjoying your process. Not only is the journey exciting, but the results are just wonderful.

Billie Crain said...

ooooh...i like this one even better than the last! you'd do very well as an illustrater, IMO.:)

Billie Crain said...

oops...forgot got to add...this would great on antique-y looking paper with sepia ink. *hint, hint*;)

tracywall said...

What an interesting spin on a self-portrait! I'll have to dwell on that before trying my own.