I have been away from Facebook less then a day and I am already feeling better about my self and my art.
Today I spent time sketching in my sketch book. I put on some loud worship music and spent the time sketching and praying and getting my focus back to what matters. As much as I love my art, in view of eternity its not that important. It is just paper, and paint or graphite.
I am trying to find my way back to art being about the joy of creating and not about what others think about it.
I started like I always do by lightly drawing her basic figures and mapping out where they should be. I will usually use a ruler or a pencil to make sure everything is lined up. However today I just winged it. I did not care about accuracy but more about making the processes fun again.
Then I took my 8b and 6b graphite pencils and my blending stump and started shading her face.
Next I worked on her neck, shoulder, eyes and mouth.
Then I worked on her hair and sweater.
Here she is completed.
If I look at her objectively, there are a few changes I would make next time. I wish I had made her eyes a tad further apart and I also need to pay closer attention to the spacing between her mouth and nose and mouth and chin. I also need to pay close attention to make sure I am not leaving hard lines when I am blending in the shadows. Over all I really like her. I like her lips and I think I did a great job on her hair and her neck.
Here are all the girls from this week.
Thanks for coming with on this journey. I will probably slowly start to get back to Facebook on Saturday…but I am just going to see how I feel.