Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Paint Your Story: Practice Heads

So... yeah... I have pretty much no talent for this. 


My faces are both not weird enough for the assignments and are too weird for my usual art. It doesn't matter if I make square or triangle head shapes - they all end up egg-shaped and humanoid. *sigh*

And I'm struggling with the supplies. As a person who prizes knowledge of water-solubility as her best art skill, I boggle at how a water-soluble caran d'ache pastel in turquoise is not going to turn my white paint turquoise when they meet (spoiler alert: it does!)


They kind of remind me of actors playing support group attendees in a movie like Fight Club. Sad, sickly and a little cracked-out. Or maybe just severely insomniac or hung over. And puffy.


I thought I'd share them though as:

 1. They're what I've been working on.

and 

2. It's good to see that we all struggle. Not just shiny, happy, successful posts.


Just for reference, here's what I'm supposed to be making:


These are all by artist and art instructor Mindy Lacefield. You can see her work HERE

Next goal: to paint some people on top of a funky background. Wish me luck :-)

5 comments:

Sudha said...

Pretty cute faces.

Sudha
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Danielle said...

Oh I need to do this to step out of my box...these faces are uniquely yours and I think they are cool.

Carmen said...

I really love them. So quirky. You don't want them exactly the same as your teacher - trouble is, we can't see what's in your head so can't see how they're wrong :D They look fab to me!

Gloria said...

I love these little quirky faces. You are doing great. Maybe not your visions but they are really good.

Gez said...

I love your versions they are yours so they are special, looking forward to seeing more.. I find it hard to look at mine that I don't feel happy with but my daughter tells me if I don't keep them I won't see how far I've come in say a year from now.. good luck & have fun.xxx