Thursday, September 13, 2012
Back to the Basics
Yesterday I was cleaning up the studio and came across a drawing of a cat that I had started a few weeks ago. I've been a bit "lost in space" since completing the murals, not quite sure of what I wanted to tackle next. So I decided to finish the cat - back to the basics of drawing. This particular cat is "Binky" and I found her photo in Best Friends' magazine (Best Friends is a wonderful animal shelter in Utah). Not only is Best Friends a great organization, but their magazine is up-lifting and filled with photos of the sweetest animals. It's a good and fun exercise to draw some portraits from the magazine. My favorite part of the drawing process with the point where my drawing takes on a life of its own and separates from the photgraphic likeness I'm working from. After finishing Binky, I began on Joey and hope to finish his portrait tomorrow.
I made a mistake on this drawing at the very beginning and now I'm stuck with no way to fix it. Do you see it? I forgot to incise the eyebrow hairs over the left eye. Acrylic paint just doeesn't show up. Drat!