I'm very "meh" on this one. I like Modigliani's stuff - but I don't think his style is particularly suited to expressing older people - so the assignment to draw our parents seems a little strange to me. My mom would be better depicted with no neck at all - so drawing her with a super long neck didn't work out - this really doesn't look anything like my mom. But - eh' - I did it. Onward to the next one.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
The first time I tried it it came out way too light - so I attempted to re-roll paint onto the same tracing paper - and it came out WAY too dark. I considered it a failure and kept trying, but when it came time to add color I remembered that I'd just purchased some cheap oil pastels from the school supply clearance at Target so I pulled those out and tried it and it worked great! Usually oil pastels and I don't have much to say to eachother - but this was fun :)
I'm a little dismayed by how much my pictures ended up looking like christmas cards - but I guess it's just the subject matter. And the lines I drew in the sky that look like a christmas star. I was just trying to break up the space like Klee - but oh well.
This one was inspired by a photo of the interior of a cathedral. A little less festive. :)
I also got a few more of my 100 faces done - click through to flickr to see those.