So, I’ve been drawing again. I was given a lot of great drawing stuff for Christmas. Like, a metal sharpener that’s… gasp… sharp, pencils (2B, 4B, and 6B–so much variety!) and water colours.
Turns out, the paint doesn’t like going where I want it to. I’m working on that. But water colours came in two kinds–paint, and pencils. Turns out, the pencils agree with me a little more. Though I’m still practising with the paint.
Here are some of my latest specimens:
This here is Eloise (El-oyse. I’ve heard it pronounced E-Louise, but she’s El-oyse.) She is… better than she could have been. I mean, she’s one of the larger portraits I’ve attempted, and I actually had to draw her shirt, which didn’t turn out wonderful, but better than I’d expected. Her hair is… a mess. I can’t draw braids. But apart from that, I don’t mind her.
This one is Nameless. I’ll admit, I’m a little proud of the way she turned out, though she doesn’t look very good in picture. She’s probably the first genuinely happy person I’ve ever drawn! I’ll say it. Drawing smiles is hard. They look evil far to easily. Nameless is having some eyebrow problems, and her hair is as stiff as wire. But Nameless has good eyes. When the camera is not glinting off the lead.
This is Creepy. No really, she’s kind of creepy. See what I mean about the smiles? The person in the picture I copied had this great smile and a slightly mischievous look. This woman? She looks like she’s about to murder you with a stiletto shoe. Oops.
So I tried doing realistic (er) watercolour portraits. Using face grids and stuff. And then out with the colours! The fun part. And… surprisingly this, my first try, turned out quite well. I mean, she wasn’t supposed to look cranky. Or like a mermaid. But that’s beside the point. I liked the “watery” feel to her, which is why I did Creepy above–a sort of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water feel. Earth and Air next. Fun.
How artistic feeling have you been lately? And what’s your favourite medium to use?