Archive for January, 2008

1/17/08 – My left hand

January 17, 2008
Just messing around with color and contrast and definition via color. I prefer messing around to following instruction books.

I’ll eventually get back around to the instruction books because I know they provide tools and techniques so that messing around become more effective.
Note:  Oh, my goodness, my left hand has been so unattractively condensed horizontally via WordPress.  I’ve been squeezed.  Oh, well. 

1/17/08 – My niece

January 17, 2008
I drew this from a photo. I don’t think it would be possible for her to stay still long enough for a portrait. Unless she was sleeping. 

I continually have to focus on proportion and relationships as I draw. I was so focused on getting the eyes right that I didn’t realize until too late that the right eye should be lower than the left eye. But it came out okay for a first try at a portrait (other than my scary self-portrait).