Artistic Ode to Rosie

My dear long distance friend Dianda lost the family furbaby a short while ago.

You can read about Rosie here.  I really love this pic of Rosie all stretched out, so I decided to do a portrait of her for D.

Rosie (photo: Cats & Co.)

Rosie (photo: Cats & Co.)

I haven’t got to do much art lately due to time constraints, other priorities, my two year old’s penchant for stealing my art supplies…  Sometimes I worry I’m too out of practice, so I am pretty pleased with how the portrait is going so far. And a little bit afraid of messing it up.

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I’ll post the final whenever it’s done.  I initially wanted it to be a surprise for D, but I was too excited when it started to look good, and who knows when I’ll feel like I’m finished with it.

 

 

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The Art Project: The “Other Half”

The male phase of “The Art Project…”  This was the first attempt, and I am pretty pleased with it.  I messed up the left hand but I am hoping to still be able to use this one.  I still having gotten a final product for the female with which both I and my friend who commissioned this project are happy.

© alienrequeen

© alienrequeen

 

 

Work In Progress- Pen and Pencil Sketch

Medium: Mixed Media PaperGraphite Pencil HB, “Sharpie” Fine Point Pen

work in progress- pen and pencil ©alienredqueen

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The sketch is turning out pretty good, considering I don’t do architecture usually…  But the sketch pales in comparison to the beauty of all this green…   

The Art Project…It’s Pissing Me Off

I’m an admitted perfectionist.  Who knows how much of it is just that- perfectionism– or how much can be attributed to my OCD.  My best friend said I’m my own worst critic.  (Probably true of most artists…)

And my best friend is who commissioned me for this project.  She bought all my art supplies for said project.  I want it to be right.  I want it to be perfect…especially since she plans on hanging it in her house, where I’ll have to look at it.  

What she wants is two separate drawings of a man and a woman reaching for one another with longing.  She plans to put them on two sides of a wall.  I suck at drawing men anyway, and I’m out of practice in general because my drawing has taken a backseat to my writing and family, so I started with the woman.  I have drawn up four similar yet different sketches (one I abandoned outright due to proportion problems I discovered after it was already outlined in pen) .  I pretty much mostly hate them all.  She likes them, of course, and especially like ones in particular ( one of the ones I didn’t care for.)

So I went back to the one she liked best and I worked on it some more.  For one thing, the head was too big, out of proportion.  Now the head fits better but the damn hair is all wrong, and the pencil is too heavy to fix it without making a mess…

I’ll probably do a few more just until I am appeased…and no doubt, she’ll still want the one she wants now.  Damn, I don’t know which one of us is more stubborn.

Attempt 1- I was not happy with this one at first but now it seems like one of the best of the 4

Attempt 2- her favorite; as you can see, the head is too large in proportion to the torso

Attempt 3- again, the head is too large, but I had already penned it by the time i realized

Attempt 4- her ass is huge, but overall it’s not too bad I guess

Attempt 2.1- rework of the 2nd drawing… Meh

Sorry the quality of the pix aren’t great, but you get the idea… Endless frustration.

Any constructive opinions are welcomed…