First things first...I am finally, FINALLY starting to feel a little better. Fever is gone (for good, I hope!), not coughing as much, not feeling so stuffed up, and that sinus headache is finally getting a little less intense. I stayed home from school today and..SLEPT. It was so beautiful outside, but I just slept all day. I think it might have paid off.
One thing that I did do in between bouts of sleep was look through some work...mainly my monochromatic series from May...seeing the more detailed faces made me look at what I was working on now, and start thinking about how my treatment of the face in my current body of work. I think that in September I started to focus more on quick, gestural drawings when I was working on my daily, 'timed' pieces. This is also the month that I really made the connection with fashion illustration, again, focusing more on capturing the essence of the figure, the clothes, rather than the face. Eyes are my favorite thing to draw but I moved farther and farther away from facial features, especially as I got more and more excited about the fashion.
And it just kind of continued...in October I started to reel myself back in, get back into more detailed work, especially in the face...then my brother got in the accident and I moved towards more stylized daily pieces again, for the most part. The fashion illustration continued to include less and less face.
And now I am working specifically on fashion illustration for the month, my current work is based on photos from Oscar de la Renta's fall 2012 runway. Yesterday I started to get more detail back into the face, and today a little more, finishing up #320 while re-watching last week's Project Runway All Stars.
So... caught up and feeling a little better.
Artist and Art Teacher