Thursday, May 08, 2008

Drawing day

Portrait of a Lady - self portrait
after Rogier van der Weyden
copyright Jeanette Jobson

Awhile ago I did a study of Portrait of a Lady by Rogier van der Weyden, as an exercise in drawing. I was encouraged to try the portrait again as a self portrait by Katherine Tyrrell at Making a Mark and thought the idea would be fun, so here is the line drawing, using myself as the model. So far, it looks a bit like the Flying Nun! There is something about putting myself into 1460 costume that's appealing.

Drawing Day 2008

There were several reasons for my re-entry back into art after an absence. One was encouragement from a friend. Another was the use of online art communities. After discovering WetCanvas and the diversity of materials, information, support and challenges, it was a seamless transition back into the art world. I have dabbled in other online art communities, some more actively than others, but continue to return to WC where I know I will continue to grow and learn in that environment.

For many online art communities are safe environments for expression and great sounding boards for growth in art of all forms. To encourage drawing and online communities, June 7, 2008 has been declared Drawing Day.
Drawing Day is a worldwide drawing event encouraging everyone to drop everything and draw for the sake of art. The internet is an open canvas. Help us create 1 million drawings online this day and boost online art communities.
Will you be drawing on June 7th? I know I will.

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