Saturday, September 10, 2011

Just a Girl Drawing a Girl, Or, Helen Keller Moments

Two assignments from my art class: Draw a portrait from a photo of my face looking straight ahead; and replicate a handed-out sketch looking at it upside-down. It's amazing how that view scrambles your brain signals and breaks what you see into lines, circles and dots. I'm having Helen Keller "water" moments ...

First, photo and sketch (the fact that you can tell my drawing is of a human face thrills me; that you can see it's a woman sends me over the moon! Baby steps):

Then upside-down exercise, first the printout, second my sketch. Mine's head is ridiculously small, but I think it actually looks kind of cool that way! That's my story and I'm sticking to it -- I meant to do that!

No comments: