Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Project

I have noticed that many of the artists on EDM have their own challenges that they have set up for themselves. One is taking a photo everyday others are drawing certain items like lemons or doing fancy doodles. This to me sounds like an excellent idea. I started thinking about a personal artistic challenge today wondering what it is I would like to do a lot of. Then it came to me that I had already started a challenge a couple of weeks ago and that is to draw portraits from photographs.
The first photo I started with is one of my youngest grandson, August (or Auggie Doggie as I love to him, after the old cartoon of Auggie Doggie and Daddy Doggie;-) Anyway, the drawing is still in progress, because after working on getting the detail of the lips and eyes I realized that I needed an eraser that was pointed and small. I did not have one and the closest art supply store is 35 miles away and I did not want to go all that way for an eraser. I went online and ordered a bunch of Prismacolor pencils, paper, the pencil erasers and a couple of cloth portfolios that were on clearance. The shipping was less than $6 for over 7lbs of material. The only problem with ordering online is waiting for the shipment to come to my door. Hopefully the material will be here on Friday as the tracking information claims. Until then I can only work on the larger areas of the next portrait to do which is of my other grandson, Gabriel or Gabe as Nana calls him;-)
I will post the final projects as they get done. Now off to have fun I go! Have a creative day!!!

6 comments:

Lynn said...

Thar's a really good likeness. Great idea for a project.

Spinneretta said...

Great job :) The kneadable erasers are great for making into little points too :)

Anetka said...

good luck with your project:)
you made a great start:)

Anonymous said...

Good start. May I give you some help to make him look more youthful? Trace the shape of his head on tracing paper and then trace the shape you drew. His head should be more round and less egg-shaped. Make his eyes further apart and the cheeks plumper, the nose closer to the eyes than to the mouth. Once you more the eyes further apart, the cheeks will look okay plumper. It's hard to draw kids but this is a great beginning. They also have shorter necks so the shoulders can come up closer to the ears. Good luck!

seesue said...

What a little darling. I've been doing the same thing this month (reminder to self post a few more) and hate erasing as when I brush the eraser bits off of my page the smear the crap quality pencil lead that I use. LOL But it IS so much fun both to draw and to focus on those dearly loved faces, isn't it?

Carol said...

The self challenges is a great idea. The little one is so cute can you rendered him perfectly.