I needed to draw something but wasn’t in the mood to start an epic project. I came up with this sketch. My muse insisted I try media I hadn’t used in awhile. So I dug around in the art closet and noticed a box of unused soft pastels. I also picked out a box of chalks. My muse then suggested using an obvious outline. I don’t really do that except in cartoons. But the muse insisted. I used charcoal for the outline and put it down on bright orange colored paper.
Charcoal, chalk, soft pastels on paper, 10″ X 14″
These faces may look familiar but you can’t figure out who they’re supposed to be. That’s because I tried to combine features from different beautiful faces. A nose from one face, eyes from another. Sometimes I would just use the cheekbone structure. I don’t know why I did this. I just got the urge and did it.
They are all right. They are all wrong.
Yes, I know all the Easter Egg hunts are over but I finally got around to doing this painting I had wanted to do several months ago. Part of the delay was deciding how to do it. I first envisioned this as a pencil drawing. I even thought of drawing everything with graphite except for the targeted egg which would be in color. I used that technique in the drawing, “Popsicles” (http://sircolby.com/drawings/popsicles/). As you can see, I chose to go with full color using acrylic paints on canvas.
Acrylic on canvas, 16″ X 20″
Awhile back in a galaxy over yonder.