Wednesday, August 31, 2011
If at first you don't succeed....change the way you do it!
So, after my art inspired temper tantrum the other day (see post from 8/29) I decided to give drawing a face another try...but change the way I was trying to do it! Aha, right?? Don't know why that lightbulb didn't go on sooner! I decided to do a sketch from a book that actually teaches you how to draw basic faces instead of trying to do a sketch from a magazine ad....so much easier using the book and I was much happier with the drawing. I then used the Inktense pencils to paint her face and watched for when I was getting obsessed about 'fixing' it instead of 'creating' a pretty face. That little aha made a huge difference too and now I have a piece of art I am happy with....and even better, I want to try it again!
I'm still wading in the baby pool when it comes to drawing/painting faces but I really feel like I accomplished something today. She's not perfect but I'm a happy with her just the way she is!
p.s. Thank you so much to all the friends who left comments on the previous post with words of encouragement, things to consider and wit-wads of wisdom (great term from Aimslee!!) It really helped me to stop and think about what I was doing and I am so grateful! xoxo