I’ve been pushing myself to try to paint figures and faces lately. When that record starts playing in my head, I tell myself to just keep at it. No one learns in a day.
It’s fun to use magazines and artsy photos that have great shadows for practicing purposes. The art books I read say to lose the edges to background shapes. Easier said than done. (This image was from an ad for a handbag that I saw.)
A friend of mine asked me to paint a sketch of her husband for her a few years ago. I had fun with it, but I’m still intimidated to practice on real people. I’ll have to start on myself. Who cares how that turns out!
“The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I make pictures that do?” (-Pablo Picasso)