Friday, February 1, 2013

Christmas drawing

There was no money for Christmas this year so I wanted to draw a portrait.  I scoured my files and found this one.  But it's from when he was still wearing glasses so I decided to leave them off in the drawing.  I printed it off in black and white to make it easier to see the shadows and highlights.   

It was the quickest portrait I've ever done.  I worked on it on three separate days, that's it!  I finished roughing in both faces and the hands before calling it a night.

 The next day, I had jury duty so I took it with me and worked on smoothing out the shading and started filling in the black of the shirts.
I finished it the day before Christmas Eve which was the last chance I would have had to work on it.  Whew!  I bought the frame at Goodwill some months back.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but I loved it and it went to good use.  

I messed up on Adam's right eye.  I tried to fix it several times but it just wasn't having any of it.  Seems I always mess up an eye on these portraits.  He said he couldn't see it, even after I pointed it out.  But the rest of the face, I like.

And for me, I think it turned out well too.  But for some reason, I put this dark shadow under my hin, on my neck.  I have no idea why I put it there. :o\

 I am pretty proud of the hands.  I find hands even harder than faces.  I still need work on eyes and hair to make it look more professional.. Perhaps that will come with time.    Anyway, for now, I am happy with this one. :o)


Heather and Thomas Mann said...

you are too critical of yourself! You did a great job... i can't see the things that are "wrong". beautiful job!

Anonymous said...

You are so cute! The picture is amazing. The photo is too!

Tiff :o) said...

Heather, If I'm not critical, how will I improve? I understand that considering I don't draw very often, I am doing well...but to be better, I would need to improve on certain areas of drawing. That was always my least favorite part of my art classes...getting up in front of the class and getting "critiqued" but I do understand its value now. Thank you for the compliment. :o)

Tiff :o) said...

Thank you so much, Andrea! :o)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comments Tiff:o)
They are right on!
I could go on too, about dr's. Same with giving out meds ...I have been fighting my dr. for almost 15 years over cholesterol meds....I still refuse them. I finally wrote him a letter telling him all my arguments against them....I feel as if he was harassing me. And now, ingredients for meds are made in China! AT least they are for my husband's pharmaceutical co where he works! Who knows what we would be putting into our bodies!

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