This self portrait is a work in progress. Yesterday I hated it, and I wanted to blot it out of the sketchbook. But with a little additional massaging today it is coming along.
Self Portrait Without Glasses or Contacts
This is an old fashioned selfie done without my glasses or contacts. The blurriness helps me pay more attention to the big shapes instead of getting lost in the details.
Because it is imperative that I put this away and go to bed now but because I haven’t published anything in over a week, I wanted to post this unfinished drawing.
This moment is a difficult one because:
- I am inspired to work on it now while I am in the zone.
- It’s excruciating to hear commentary on drawings that have not yet reached my vision.
This drawing has the potential to be something. We’ll see.
There will be a sequel to this post to show the progress to this drawing. Right now I am excited to get back to it and see if it turns out to be something or not.
Stay tuned for the next episode of As The Ink Dries brought to you by the fluid inspiration of an obsessive artist.
New Drawing Opportunities
My work routine has been hindered by a change of rooms and a relocation of about 2 carloads of things I don’t want to part with. There are drawing opportunities I could take advantage of if I was prepared:
- In the car on the way to the train.
- On the train
- On the longest escalator ride in the tri-state area in and out of the train station to Peachtree Center Station.
- In any line
Have any of you experienced working “in the zone”? How often does this happen to you? What kind of work was it?