Friday, August 15, 2014

Scary Things

Scary Things - normally one wouldn't think of children as scary, but another artist mentioned that the thought of drawing or painting children was somewhat like Halloween when the face doesn't look completely right from the beginning attempt of drawing or painting.   That reminded me that every painting doesn't need to be a fully realized finished piece.   I wonder why painters are adverse to practice -like piano practice?.      I'm not very skilled with figures and faces, but it's really fun to try.     And I hope someone else is encouraged to give it a try too.

Here are the first stages of "baby face" - don't let it scare you away! :

You can see it went through at least 5 stages not counting the little drawing (with thin paint) done before the actual paint went on.  This little study helped get a likeness of that smile and those eyes, and that's all I hoped for.  Fun!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Robin,
    I just finished the second of my attempts on a young child. The first one did look like a cross between Chuckie [of horror movie fame] and Pris from The Blade Runner. Thankfully, round #2 was a vast improvement.