Thursday, February 17, 2011

Drawing Portraits

I'm still working on the Baba Yaga hut - in fact, the chicken legs made of pipe cleaners are what is holding me up. Balance you dang chicken legs!

In the meantime, I've been working on my drawing and portraiture skills. I have some really basic colored pencils that I like to use so I worked on two drawings. One is a self-portrait:

Myself - Colored Pencil Sketch

I'm not scared of drawing myself, because I can take any sort of liberties with myself I want and if I make one of my eyes bigger than the other, then it's okay! But I stress out a lot about drawing other people. All I can see is the various places I screwed up. Here's the drawing I did of Michelle:
Michelle - Colored Pencil Sketch
It's not bad, but I feel like I could have done much better. I'll try not to berate myself too much and at least say that I did a good job on the roses.

There are so many other random things I've been working on - I'll post when I get to a photogenic point!


MamaD said...

Your drawings look good.
I had an idea about your chicken legs. What if you wrapped a wooden skewer?

Leah Riley said...

I think I figured it out with pipe cleaners - thanks for the good suggestion though!