Monday, March 10, 2008

Portrait drawing 1


I have been inspired by Teri at Teri's Painted Daisies to do start a portrait drawing series. This is my first drawing of the series. I don't have a number of portraits that I want to do like Teri who is trying for 50. I just want to use this exercise as a way of improving my skill.
This little fellow is Judah, my Great Great Nephew. Is is a little doll in my eyes and I am the typical old auntie that just wants to pinch his cheeks. Il try to resist but it is difficult. The small picture is what I used for a model as you can't get a 9 month old wiggle worm to sit still long enough for me to sketch. I am very s l o w. When I finish a drawing I always look at it and see what I should have done. I think one eye looks a little unfinished. Hmmm Definitely room for improvement...onward an upward.

11 comments:

beckie said...

You are so critical of yourself! But I suppose that is how it works. We never think it is good enough. Someone did a blog on knowing when to quit though. I still thinks you did a fabulous job. Great likeness!

Teri C said...

Lisa! it is fabulous! You have that sparkle in his eye (and he is indeed a doll with pinchable cheeks) and a wonderful likeness. You have now inspired me!

Nan - said...

What talent you have!! And you know what? I thought his cheekbones looked like yours in the photo beside it. I'm putting this new blog up on my sidebar list so I'll remember to come and visit.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Well Beckie I guess I just see something in my head and it never comes out on paper how I want it to look. I am glad you like it.

Thank you Teri.

Nan, I do have chubby cheeks too. tee hee.... Don't they say we revert back to our childhood after a certain age. :)

Shelly McC said...

This is really great! I think you are a natural!

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Wow! Your drawing is very nice. I like it better than the Gerber Baby.
You do have talent!
Sherry

Forever Young said...

what a good drawing, you are excellent. and he is definitely a cutie.

albertapostcards said...

WOW, this is definitely your forte.

albertapostcards said...

WOW, this is definitely your forte.

Theresa said...

That is a great portrait! People aren't easy to draw, we make so many (wrong) assumptions about how they look. One thing that I know about my artwork (and other projects) is that if I agonize over them, they never seem right and I start to really dislike my work.If I put the offending drawing or what ever away in a drawer rather than follow my initial impulse to throw it away,I find that when I rediscover it, it's actually quite good. We are our harshest critics because we know what our mind's eye is seeing.
I am looking forward to seeing more of your work.
regards,
Theresa

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You are quite right about putting away a work for awhile and then liking it when you refind it. I think an artist fixates on a project and you don't look at it objectively. I always get a bad case of the "should haves".