Stuck again – or is this a good place to stop?
I did get back to working on one of the portraits I posted about a few weeks ago, but I keep getting stuck on it.
Just to refresh your memory here’s where I was before:
I’ve moved on to this :
Part of me is thinking that a little judicious cropping could put me out of my misery. What do you think?
In the meantime, I’ve become involved with a new project called flying pictures – a handmade sketchbook exchange. This is huge for me – I’m terrible at most manual skills. I once tried to make my son a batman costume and sewed the ears on upside down. It looked like a very intellectually-challenged cat. The theme of my sketchbook is local color – Here are some of the things I’ve been playing around with. My friend Dominique (a bookbinder) is trying to help me out, but I’m a very slow learner.
Here are the 1st 2 pages – (after that I send it on to the next person) oops – those are my feet, too!
And some ink experiments that probably won’t get used, because I paid no attention to the grain of the paper. I can hear Dominique sighing from here….