Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Drawing Me



So I've begun reading through, and completing the exercises in, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. The very first exercise is to draw a self portrait, a face from memory, and your hand. I like to think two out of three ain't bad. I'll continue to attempt the third, but I won't show it until the face actually resembles a human. As it is, you're lucky to be viewing the wanted poster style self portrait.

I realize the eyes are a bit intense, but mine are very hard to draw because they are such a dark brown. I think I was a bit too honest with the other "features" of my face (read "wrinkles").

Moving on...



Much happier with this lovely hand. Yep, that's mine...I'd recognize it anywhere.

Thanks for stopping by!

3 comments:

Just because said...

Nan, these are great sketches. I haven't tried the "right brain" book yet. Working through the Creative License book. So many books... so little time!

Mark

Nan said...

Thanks Mark! I haven't gone through Creative License yet. So many books, indeed. Isn't it wonderful to have that problem? :-D

Nan

Stacey-Ann said...

Very expressive hand and face. I love the detail in your sketches.