Sunday, August 23, 2009

Correcting Mistakes

In school you had to go back and correct your mistakes -So I went back to see where I went wrong - how else will I learn???

Kajsa's head got way to wide and tall - I think part of the problem is that I work flat I think I should work on an easel and work vertically - parallel to my reference or subject -

This looks much more like Kajsa mostly I changed the width of her forehead and hair and enlarged the glasses I also narrowed her shoulders - Not a great or even a good work of art but definitely a learning experience -

Plus after seeing the corrected version on a computer screen I could see the bridge of her nose was not shaded correctly so it looks even better now -Pastels are great for fixing mistakes - I fixed them so I could see what I did wrong next time I might try to fix the art work - I am very please with the corrected version - and what I learned by doing it - ;-)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

portrait practice

Went to Oklahoma City Art Museum for a portrait class - it was VERY basic but we had fun - this looks nothing like Kajsa but--oh well the next one might -and I will spend more time- I think the forehead is wrong - the mouth maybe looks a little tiny bit like Kajsa's mouth - this was quick about two hours -
Heath and Arena both did excellent pieces -in fact I believe they both "out drew me" or is that beat me to the draw- I'm quite impressed with their work