Yes I have been playing in the finger paints again....well the virtual ones.
I should be showing you my ATC cards that have to go out in the mail by Monday. My problem is I don't like them. I need to learn how to develop a drawing from life. Not just a sketch, a full drawing. The ATCs for this trade are from life drawings of everyday things. I like working from a photo. I have no problem supplying that photo from my own camera. In which case the work is mine. (as per the debate going on). Yet the camera obviously sees different than me, since I am having such a hard time with this. Which I guess just means I need much more practice drawing from life....so back to the drawing board!
Just doing some finger painting via PhotoFiltre. You can put colour down on the page then use the little hand with the finger sticking out to spread it around. Almost as fun as the real thing. The clean up was definitely better!
Jeanette, over at Illustrated Life, set up a portrait challenge with a twist , over at Drawspace. This is my line drawing for it. I know I'm scarier looking than you all thought I would be.LOL The twist was that it should not be the average view of yourself. I think I fulfilled that! I did cheat a bit, I posterized the picture I was working from. My inspiration level has been low so I wanted to just jump in and get going. This was still about an hours worth of work.
I have been trying to decide why I am writing a blog. I think I want it to be a type of journal, a catalog of my interests. It's public, so I think that is the reason I went to showing just my art. Now I am thinking if the blog is going to keep my interest it will have to follow my interests. Things like art, cooking, kids, dogs, Jim and his trains and the world around me. Will this be of any interest to others? Maybe sometimes and maybe not. But it, I think, will keep my interest. My blog will be for me and anybody who is interested is welcome to read along. I hope that it will show me in the light that I have always tried to portray, that of some one who is always open to learning new things. To that end I am going to keep Becoming a Renaissance Woman as the title.