Sunday, March 6, 2011
Art Week update
OK - here is Miss Em painted. I'm getting used to her now but she was a shock at first. Combination of not knowing what I am doing with clay and paint and liking the anonymous stature better. And I've decided that in the future, any statues of her will be blanker, more statue than personality - if you get my drift. I'm still working towards the canoe scene that I've envisioned. And to that end, I signed up for an online course in using paperclay. The course makes an art doll, which isn't what I'm looking for - but it gives hints and instructions and I like that. Here is the head that I'm working on for the course....very rough at this stage....
About 3 - 4 inches high - just so you have a perspective.
oops - those eyes are a bit bulgy - must be a thyroid problem. Nothing that some sanding won't help. I worked on him on Saturday - and it was right after a Friday Night drawing class where we worked on head anatomy, so the timing was perfect.
The instructor brought out a plastic skull and did some drawings about circles and ovals and - boom - a light went off in my head. Never thought about the back of the head before...and I think it helps in the final portrait drawings.
Proportions are off in this - it was quick as I was trying to copy what he was doing. I'm going to try a portrait with a grid - might be cheating but who cares.
And finally - KJ is heading up an auction for Childrens Hospital and I'm donating these items. I hope they make a few bucks for the cause.
That's my art week. Since it's raining today - I'll be downstairs puttering with paint and clay. Couldn't be a better prospect for a rainy day (please stay warm to melt the snow!)
Posted by Mim at 8:19 AM