PERFECTLY IMPERFECT-I may not be the best at what I do, but Nobody has MORE fun trying than I do! :)



Thursday, September 9, 2010

In a Charcoal Mood...

Got in mood to use charcoal a couple of days ago, and without thinking, I started drawing in my Moleskine sketchbook, which has slick pages, not ideal for charcoal. However, I liked the feel of the charcoal sliding around on the paper and continued to play. Before I knew it I had drawn up a face from my imagination. I scanned it as it was first, then decided she needed red heart lips. I sprayed her with acrylic sealer and called her done, only to discover that I had drawn her in my "Book of Me" journal. Do you suppose my subconscious was trying to tell me something?


I also digitally darkened the second one. The paper was buff colored to begin with. I like them both. I know there are flaws, but if you really look at peoples' faces none of them are perfect..unless they're made that way surgically. The imperfect ones are much more interesting and full of character, at least to me. The perfect word to describe this face will present itself eventually. :)

6 comments:

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

Oh, yeah, she is much more interesting! Love the red lips.

nanke's stuff said...

Very nice, indeed, and I love the heart lips! nancy

Cathy Holtom said...

I totally agree imperfect is far more beautiful than perfect. Love the lips!

raena said...

Very nice! I love the lips too, a nice addition!

Alex said...

Nice work on both and it's really nice that you showed us the different versions ^^ I kinda like the 2nd one better as it seems a little more 'playful' in a way ^^

donna said...

I love these, especially the red lips!