Thursday, February 23, 2006

Portrait of Paul for his birthday 23rd Feb 2006


This is Paul's portrait that I drew for his birthday today. Again it was drawn from a photo, as I wanted it to be a surprise.

After his initial shock at seeing it and his comment that I made him look like an intense mental patient, he said he thought it was a good drawing, one of those portraits that someone does of you that's so true, it's scary. I guess that's good?

Using marker pens gave it a no-going back factor to it that made drawing it a lot more risky, when I made a mark I hadn't quite intended or wished I hadn't, I just had to keep on going and somehow make it work. I kind of enjoyed that. It's the best likeness of him so far anyway, out of the three portraits I've done of him. Next, I want to try drawing him from life and see how that turns out. In the meantime, Happy Birthday Paul! Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

bingo and betty said...

... 'when I made a mark I hadn't quite intended or wished I hadn't', is usually one of the most important parts of being creative whether your a writer, musician or painter, its that crack from where originality begins.

the heartful blogger said...

Thanks for that, that comment is going into my journal so I can remember it.

Tony S. said...

Not being able to "go back" and working through "mistakes" or marks you hadn't intended oftentimes works in your favor...it gives your piece more character as it challenges you as an artist to think and work outside of the box. And, in this work, it really shows. This is one of your best ones yet. I really like this a lot!

Tony S. said...

By the way, what's with the two pigs on the wall? :-)

the heartful blogger said...

The two pigs...Pinky & Perky, Paul loves them. He also loves radishes.