Sunday, 3 March 2013

Practice, practice, practice..........Picasso!

Hi there!

Well we are back home and starting to settle into normal life again. This weekend I have spent some time catching up on some sketching - mainly working on portraits, which I have not done for quite some time. Its amazing how you can forget what to do if you don't practice. My case in point is this......

This was a portrait that I did a couple of years ago, when I was sketching on a regular basis.....its a portrait of Agatha Christie. I was pretty happy with the result. This was done with graphite pencils.


I also did this portrait of my friend Angelica - this one in pastels - I was also pretty happy with the result.



BUT THEN, SOMETHING WENT WRONG!!!!!!


This was a sketch I did in my art journal..........which I guess is different from sketching a portrait - more abstract I suppose.......but I tried again and ended up with this!


Which again is OK for a journal page but I just kept going then, trying to remember how to get proportions right......all the things I learned at art classes.....


I don't seem to be getting much better...........


Again, proportions aren't right........


I have decided............I am in my 'Picasso' phase..........realism will come again one day.....I just have to PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  xxx
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