Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Figuring It Out

Working on the new piece.  Breaking new ground, I think.  As you know, I've been struggling with and against my drawing skills.  I've broken through a mental block about it with regard to flowers and what have you, but people are another story.  I don't love my drawings of people.  They don't represent in the way I want them to.  But I'm trying.  I'm sure that, like everything, practice is a factor.  And, although I hate producing sub-standard work, I do need to practice.  Here goes.

This image was drawn in pencil in my journal.  Then redrawn on regular paper.  Then traced in pencil onto tracing paper.  Then traced with Sulky transfer pens, then ironed onto cloth, then stitched.

I wanted the end result to be far more detailed, but here we are.  If I don't think about what I wish it looked like, I must confess, it's perfectly acceptable.  It's clearly the back of a girl.  And FYI, don't google "girl from behind" to find images to work from.  You'll just end up looking at a lot of porn.

In any case, I'm not sure how to close the distance between my dreams and reality.  I suppose that's the human condition, really.

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