For 2016, I made a commitment to myself to make a drawing every day. Some days, it is more of a doodle, on other days I try to sketch an object or face. My comfort zone is in plants and the natural world. I love flowers and leaves, stones and sticks. I would not say I have any expertise or skill, but I just enjoy drawing those objects.
The thing is, I have a desire to create portraits – not necessarily of any particular individual, but more abstracted, such as Misty Mawn, Gillian Lee Smith, or Jeanne Oliver. Even though I ultimately want to paint more abstractedly, I long to capture an actual likeness. I have been trying to draw a self portrait and have not even come close yet. I try not to get discouraged, but simply recognize that I need practice.
This was today’s drawing that started as a self-portrait, until I got the nose way too long. There are times that I regret committing to posting my drawings every day on Instagram, and posting them in my blog as well. It is a lesson in humility for sure!
Reminding myself to practice, then practice some more…
Here are my other drawings since my last posting:
This began as Georgia O’Keefe. She has such an interesting face, I so wish I could accurately capture it.
I love painting and drawing from Buddha sculptures. It transports me to a calm and tranquil place…
I have some Buddha paintings I did a couple of years ago that I posted about in December 2013 and January 2014.
I also played with some paper clay this week. I formed some small hearts that I painted with acrylic ink after the hearts air dried. These have such a smooth feel to them, like stone, but so light weight.