Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 4:30 PM | Posted by mARTa
I have had a difficult time this past week, so art has taken a back seat; at least as much as I have allowed it to. But my art brings me comfort so my creative spirit survives. We had the large model back today and I finally have a conte on toned paper that I am pleased with. Admist angste about this type of drawing, the model and other things going on; I approached it as a landscape, with all her hills, valleys and mountains...and I think it worked. I still don't care for working in this way, but I am beginning to understand it.
On Monday she gave us an excellent portrait demo. Then we were to try it ourselves. I had a good start here although she said I was rushing in too quickly with features and needed to add more 'structure' before moving onto features. I don't think I'll finish it, but think I have a better understanding of how to approach portraits.