Saturday, March 28, 2015
I remember when I was a kid and school would end for the summer. There was so much time off that I would almost get bored after a while... and that's when I started getting story ideas. They were pretty bad and made no sense, but it was so refreshing. What's hard today for me is to let myself have those ideas and not care if they are good or bad. All ideas start somewhere....
Thursday, March 26, 2015
I've been practicing portrait lately using pictures of well known figures from a (not too long?) time ago. For sure, the ultimate exercise is to do it live, but I wanted to take the time to study shapes, features and perspective. When I was a teenager, I enjoyed drawing grotesque characters...probably because the artists I admired had an inclination for caricature. For now, just like the life drawing I've been doing in the past few months, my goal is just to make the anatomy believable.
Below: Edith Piaf, Glenn Gould, Winston Churchill, Sarah Bernhardt, Simone de Beauvoir, Charles Beaudelaire and Jacques Tati.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
I am slowly getting the feeling that I should be posting other things than life drawing only. For some reason the idea of sharing my own drawings makes me feel as naked as the models I`ve been sketching. Maybe it's because I've been working on other people's stories with other people's characters for so long.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Today is International Women`s Day. The older I get the more I realize how privileged I am to do what I do freely. There is still a long road ahead for gender equality. Many times I've wondered what kind of life I would have had 100 years ago. I would not have been able to vote, own a house...and having my own career would have been much harder.