Monday, June 15, 2015

Day 38 of #90daysofblogging

I have been trying to learn how to draw portraits by watching Dede Willingham. I don't have toned paper so I have been having to improvise. This time I used the back of a cereal box (not the best choice) to draw Marilyn Monroe. I have a fascination with the woman I think because not only is she beautiful but because of the mystery surrounding her death. She died at such a young age and not at the height of her career even. I know she had her struggles in life, if you have ever read anything about her, she had a hard childhood.

There are so many talented artists out there that have captured her likeness incredibly well, I like mine but I know I still have a lot to learn. Like shading and getting things proportionately right. On this picture you can really see the stroke lines, I think it is because of the "paper" I used.


and this picture was taken in shadow...


Deep down, I know it isn't a bad drawing but I am very critical of my own work. I know I will never be a portrait artist even tho I have always wanted to be good at it. When I was in collage and took art lessons, I tried drawing my kids and didn't think they were good enough so that is about when I quit. Maybe had I keep at it........who knows. Some have it (and I have seen some very good ones) and some don't.

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4 comments:

MisS MiKO said...

Grr.. take 2. Glad u decided to finish her. She looks great. I love her hair. Great features captured maybe u wouls like it more id u had used a few diff colors. Either way everything is practice till we love it our selves right ?? I hate when u dont think your good enough!! Bc u are!

Sharon Estes said...

omg I am so jealous of your talent. She is great and DeDe will be the one to learn from I am so glad to see your mojo is working and cannot wait to see the outside building (Studio) when it is finished.

Sandee Setliff said...

I think you did a wonderful job, I would never aspire to be a portrait artist, way too hard! lol

Beti l said...

Donna you have come a long way girl. Your work is awesome!!