Wednesday, June 07, 2006
portrait for illustration friday
Ink and marker pens on craft paper
This is an attempt at a portrait, drawn from a hazy photo, of the little girl I sponsor through Plan International. She's 4 years old and lives in Burkino Faso. When I was drawing it and colouring it in, I just went with an intuition about the colours, not really sure why I chose them. I was a little alarmed when I finished the drawing because it's very ambiguous, she could be a child or an adult, she could even be mistaken for a he. I'm not sure what I was trying to portray either, which is perhaps not the best starting point for a portrait, but there you go.