Friday, November 27, 2009
This week has been crazy busy and perhaps the busyness has something to do with my inability to paint well. I do find that distractions do put their footprint on what I try to do creatively. Switching media often helps me see something in a new light. So here's a sketch I did at lunchtime today, a different pose slightly, of the same woman, and tomorrow I'll transfer it onto watercolour paper and see what happens.
I've been filling up my last Moleskine with faces. Sometimes sketchbooks fall into different genres. I have one all completed in red ink, another devoted to animals and now people. Nothing I do in sketchbooks is done with purpose - or rarely. It seems that something just guides me in a particular direction - or I let myself be guided.
This sketch was done on a plane of a previous portrait that I was doing for a portrait swap. I'm still not 100% pleased with the original outcome of the piece I did and may have a do-over as this sketch, done with no pressure, has more of a likeness than the original.
Ahhhhhh, how the brain and hand work or don't work in harmony sometimes...