Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Self Portrait

It's Thursday, so tonight there is another two hour drawing session with a model. It is so important for me to draw, and draw often. It makes a difference in all of my art, whether it be abstract or figurative.

This week, I am working on a self portrait, which hopefully will turn out well enough to enter in a juried competition I have been thinking about. This is what I have so far, but it is obviously not done yet. I have given myself more hair than I really have, because as an artist you can do things like that. You see? There are advantages to being an artist!

I took a few photos of pencil cholla last night. The sun was setting, so all the light was that last little glow before the sun disappeared. This is pencil cholla, but it is not nearly as dangerous to dog paws as the silver cholla. That is the stuff that seems to be everywhere, and the spines get stuck in dog toes and people toes. Ouch!

This is going to be a short post, since I am itching to get in the studio. Have a super day, all!


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi karine!
your self portrait is wonderful. you are such an inspiration. i wish i could go to drawing class with you. that would be so fun!

Abby Creek Art said...

I REALLY like your self-portrait, Karine...nice job! The color, line work, white background...everything works. You hit a home run here.

High Desert Diva said...

I like that you've added more hair to your self portrait. I would be deleting pounds on mine...