slightly wonky


Portraits excavated from attic
September 8, 2011, 4:38 pm
Filed under: Drawing | Tags: , , , , , ,

A while ago, I took a portrait drawing class.  This is really one of my favorite things to do.  I don’t know why, but I really do love drawing people’s faces.  But when I am not in a class, I find it really hard to do so.  I mean, who is going to sit still long enough?  Nobody.  The other thing about this is…I don’t think that I would necessarily want these drawings hanging up in my house.  I love crazy abstract art.  I am less inclined to like realistic art.  So…these are attempts at realistic images of people that I don’t even KNOW.  Why would I put these drawings on my wall?  Hmmm.  I am considering taking another portrait class, just because I love doing it, but I’m not sure.  If I don’t like the end products, then why do it?  Or, is that just me being too “product/end result” oriented?  Here are the drawings.  Note how the corners of them got crumpled in the attic.  Sheesh.  I need a flat file.

I’ve managed to flatten that one out a bit.  I may try to enter it in a portrait show.  Who knows.  I don’t think that it is really “original” enough, but we’ll see.  He was kind of a character.  Here is the second drawing:

She got quite crumpled.  Hmm…I will have to work on that.  I managed to crop my feet standing next to the drawings, as I thought that would look odd.  This was a hard pose to draw, as a profile doesn’t give much depth.  A 3/4 view is always better.  In a crowded class, though, you can’t always get the good spot.

I’m still chasing after abstract art.  Is it futile for me?  I’m not saying that these drawings are amazing…but I have some modicum of ability here.  Should I keep going with the portaits, or try out the crazy abstracts, which I love?

I have a painting class that starts next week.  Wish me luck!  I’m hoping it will help me a bit.

Hey, if anyone out there wants to sit still for a few hours so that I can try to draw you, let me know.  No, you’re not allowed to fall asleep!  I also don’t want to draw someone with a “zoned-out/tv-coma” face.  Not a good look.

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