It’s the most I can do at the moment. The painting is just not happening, which I think may be largely due to the fact that today Martin the Magic Builder was here to begin the work on revolutionising my studio, and the flat is such a heaving tip at the moment I just can’t face it, or in fact find anything.
(You know what that means…. yeah man! Another Before and After. Is it just me that finds these really exciting?!)
I just want to make it clear that I copied these drawings, from Linda Kelly on Etsy, and will not be using them for anything more than practice. What I’m doing is using other artists to help me understand different ways to use line, so that I can develop my own technique. It is not so that I can copy what everyone else is doing! I know people get very up in arms about plagiarism, and rightly so, so I just want to make it clear.
I have a fascination with angels, and love the naive folk art style, but would like to find a way to make it more ethereal. And I want to find a way to draw a face that is recognisably mine, in the way that Sarah Wyman or Micki Wilde have.
Wow thanks for that huge compliment at the end there, most appreciated ;o) and I love Sarah Wyman's work too!!
I totally agree that in order to learn, first you must play with lots of styles and see what fits you, I will email you a list of some of my favourite 'angel' artists if you like? you will probably know most of them already but maybe some you won't 🙂
Hi Tara, I just saw some great photos by someone experimenting with self portrait and I wanted to say how much I liked them but when I got here they dont seem to exist! Anyway, I thought they were really cool and I loved the look. I never like photos of me but nearly had me tempted to go and have a go myself.
Hi Joanna – that is possibly because I wrote the piece about self portraits last night and then tried to schedule it and it published straight away! So I hurriedly went back and tried again; it eventually worked but I did wonder what would happen out in cyberspace as a result! It'll be up any minute now I think….