Sunday, June 03, 2007
I've felt a need to do something arty while I have been on hold to various people. I haven't been feeling like quilting so I tried knitting. It was OK but not really what I was looking for. Then people started talking about drawing on one of the lists I read. Hmmm, all you need to do to get better is practice. I haven't practiced in ages. So I thought I would have a go. I feel much better for doing it and I feel inspired to do something else. I'm not sure yet what the next thing will be, but I am sure you will all be among the first to know.
I don't think this is quite finished looking at the photograph. I think I might go back and darken the background a little more, which would also let me even up the shading. I still find shading and hatching very difficult, so I am really pleased with the hair on this one. I was surprised how much Bonnie's lesson on painting faces had helped. I could hear her tips as I was working, and they apply just as well to drawing as to painting.