CED #143 in the window sill...
Wow, another busy day. We sure made a ton of art this year at IMS! More about the end of the year madness on my teaching blog...this here...this is my sacred spot for my art. Well, sacred might be a stretch, how about designated? That will do.
I completed my CED #143 earlier today, still working with the same theme, same color scheme...but I started to do a little doodle-magic-craziness when I was sketching the hair. I like the contrast of a controlled, fairly tightly rendered face with chaotic, quickly sketched hair. Might explore this some more...
...kind of like a visual journal at this point...
I started to think about my self-portrait for this month...not sure if I am going to go with a pencil sketch like the ones I have been completing each day...I did buy rectangular canvas yesterday that I thought about using. Again, one obstacle here is myself. All of my other portraits are 11x14. For the particular pose that I am thinking of using, I really need a longer, horizontal format...more elongated that the 11x14 will allow. Only problem is...me. My obsession for things fitting together within a series...I know that I limit myself by doing this, but it is difficult to allow myself to move away from this aesthetic...so, not sure what I am going to do.
However, I will note that I never did re-draw those first two CEDs for this month. I left'em 5x7 and went forward with the 8x10-sized drawings. Now...do I switch up the size on my self-portraits...guess we will wait and see. And I did take a little time to head to the pool for the last of the light to complete two 10-minute blue sketches...I neglected those yesterday.
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