The Sketchbook Chronicles: Every Model Gets Their Own Book (LOL)
Sometimes it takes three or four canva-pads before I figure out what people look like (LOL). I'll let you in on a secret: I usually ask my kids who it is and if they name the person I let them see their portrait. If they cant name the person, I tear it up and start sketching from scratch (LOL).
While doodling on the futon tonight Stephen wandered over and said, "Oooooooo. Sana." I immediately stopped drawing halfway through the sketch to sign it so I could go over to Facebook and tease her about it. Like all the ones that came before I shall probably have to tear this one up in the end.
I destroy a lot of art. If it doesn't feel right I simply stop to start again.
For the record, I've been ripping her portraits up since last October (ROTFL). Susana is a great sport about it. She has high expectations that the final portrait will be mad cool since I have been driving her crazy with the mysterious scribbles being created in my quirky little mind (LOL). When you make people wait you better make sure it is worth the wait (LOL).
I have a Realtor collection in progress. I'm painting some of my fave houses. :-)
To answer some e-mail before I get back to work: Yes. Every model gets their own sketchbook for me to learn their features on. It makes things a lot easier when I am running amok in the park with the shorties. "Your side, my side, YOUR side, my side; My book, your book, my book, YOUR book," is a never ending Autism/PDD-NOS conversation we have when we start drawing in the house and park together.
Saying we do that argument a lot is an understatement (LOL).
BTW, my kids have their own individual sketchbooks as well. How can I not draw them? Our life is their fave cartoon and they like seeing themselves as Sponge Bob equals (LOL). ;-)
16 x 20 is a very nice size to work with. Not too big for the little people and not to small for me. It is the perfect size for working out my larger paintings. I did mention we are doing 30x40s together. Got two 24x48s going on with the shorties as well. :-)
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