Wednesday, August 01, 2007

rise and shine

I woke up this morning at 5:30 with an insatiable urge to draw, so much so that it pulled me out of bed. I'm not complaining as I've been in a creative lull the last two days.


I am more than a little embarrassed to post this drawing. It's a self portrait, but as any of you who know me in person can confirm, it looks NOTHING like me. The proportions are all wrong, my cheeks are way rounder, etc., etc., etc.... Ah, but it's practice and practice is the goal.

I spent about 10 minutes on this...a quick exercise I can definitely stand to do more of.

7 comments:

Lynne said...

10 minutes? Oh my gosh, if only I could whip something off like that in 10 minutes! I think I need to obsess less, and draw more.

wagonized said...

I am impressed about the fact you squeezed so much out of 10 minutes. And screw resemblance -- it's practice, and it's a crazy time to draw. I am glad you post things you are not necessarily happy with. But it's that kind of stuff that makes us grow as *cough* artists, right?

suzanne said...

That's right, screw resemblance!!!!!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

You see, I thought it was a self portrait immediately - before I read the text. It's interesting. What part of your personality does it look like??

suzanne said...

Great question Andrea...this is totally not something I'd thought about before. I think this drawing captures the determined, optimistic part of my personality....something that tends to be present on mornings when I feel like getting out of bed early.

EscapeHatch said...
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EscapeHatch said...

I've also felt the late-night need to draw and turned to the mirror...with mixed results. My brother thinks this is me at 45...

I think it captures the cranky, insomniac part of me.

(Published the previous post with a bad link...so i fixed it and deleted that one...sorry)