Monday, December 7, 2009

Drawing Updates

So I think I'm only a few days away from being finished. Tomorrow I'd like to get that board done and maybe fiddle a little with the trees. I do suppose I should probably start thinking of a title. I don't know maybe it will just come to me when I'm done and I turn it vertically.
Honestly I almost posted this on WetCanvas, but right now I don't think I want any hardcore critique. I'm pretty happy with it despite the imperfections that I can see. Besides I don't think they could tell me anything I don't already know. I'm mostly done with the second face, but I think it still needs a bit of tweaking especially around the chin area. I think everything that is tentatively done could maybe use a little more tweaking.

I think after I'm done with this I'll try to finish my painting, but I don't think my passion lies in painting right now. I think only started the painting because I thought, that was the thing to do. I mean artists paint... right? Well I suppose not all of them do, not even all portrait artists. I think I've struggled far less with colored pencil and I think I enjoyed it more. Plus colored pencil gives me the color that I want for some work. I think I just forced my self into painting because I felt like I should be painting. Just like I think with painting I might like acrylic better but I pushed my self into oils because I felt like that's what I should use.

3 comments:

K said...

I completely understand the idea of painting because you thought that's what you should do as an artist. I've battled that feeling too. Then I realized, yeah, I can paint, but I *like* drawing.

Once I realized that, it was a pretty big turning point for me.

Caio Fernandes said...

i think it would be unfair to say anything about your decision , because this is YOUR decision , but this work is so good ,
and i loved this composition .

Jessica McKelvin said...

K, Thank you. I think I'm definitely going to follow my instincts and stop pushing myself so much into painting. I do have a couple of canvases and some paint, that I think I should try to use though. Just maybe not so soon.

Caio Fernades, Thank you as well. I'm really happy with how this is turning out. This drawing is really the driving force behind me saying maybe I don't need to paint.
Like I was saying to K, I do have a few more canvases and some paint I need to use up so I'll probably do a few paintings but I'm not going to push to make it my main focus.