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Almost Classic Perfection

So finally I’ve managed to sketch a proper portrait… I think… and it’s only taken me… ummm… more than lots of years of trying… lol… It’s the first one at least that doesn’t look as though it’s been sketched by a one legged spider on crack…

Honestly, I gave up trying to draw people back in my early teens, as I never ever could achieve any real likeness to the person I was trying to sketch… I don’t think I’ve achieved that here either if I’m honest… but at least it looks human… so I’m reasonably pleased with it…. It’s a sketch of a very good friend of mine Classic Perfection, (hence the title), and was based on this shot

I don’t think I will be making portraits my subject of choice though… lol…

Anyway, not sure I should really be showing the workflow of my etchings, but this was quite the challenge for me to do, and I really wasn’t at all happy with the initial draft of it… and ended up tweaking the eyes, nose, mouth.. and.. ummm… the hair too… So it went through a tiny bit of adjusting… lol… Here’s the outline sketch, and the first pass too… before I finally achieved something I was relatively happy with…

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Squaaawk…

Well, I’ve been marvelling in the expansion of MrsA’s artistic talents recently, with her return to brush and canvas after many years absence… and it has inspired me also to pick up a medium long forgotten… Pencil and paper… And this last weekend I sketched me a preening parrot…

Strangely enough though, what I found most difficult about this was actually trying to photograph it for my blog… lol…

I think one of the reasons I lapsed from pencil sketching, and tend to avoid painting, is that I have very little in the way of patience, and am also overly concerned with detail… Believe it or not I started my first ever oil painting some 10 years ago, and never did finish it… lol…