Thursday, May 06, 2010

Looking back

You never know what is around the corner and who you will meet or what will unfold.

The other day I accidentally came across someone on Facebook who I had not seen or spoken to in probably close to 35 years and it was a delight to connect again.

He is an artist - a musician of many talents and has continued that throughout his life.  I noticed a wonderful image that he had as an avatar as asked if I could use it for a painting.  He graciously agreed and I've played around with a quick value sketch for it. 

The image has a magical feel to it.  The rocks, the land, the whiskers!  There is a story  behind it, as their is everything but for now, its better to let you tell your own story.

I have a couple of other portraits to complete before I can do any serious work on this piece and that may be good.  It gives my mind some time to think and plan.  The study, and there will likely be more or at least thumbnails, will let me work out my mistakes before I get down to business. Even now I can see where I made mistakes.  Must be the cold medicine. Or that's my story.


Wanda said...

I love this sketch has so much character and depth.

I'm not sure how I found your blog...but I'm glad I did.

Jeanette said...

Thank you Wanda and welcome to the blog.

Tina Eudora said...

Beautiful portrait, sometimes black and white drawings tell the story so much better than color!