There are things as an artists that I am able to do well..and there are many more things I need to learn. One of the these is to create better portraits. The only way for me to do this is through practice and the making of many really bad portraits. To avoid subjecting individuals to this learning curve I am working from photo that was taken of me several months ago.
Each month I have worked on a new piece based on this image. I have worked in pen, pencil and pastel. I wanted to play with different mediums while the subject remained the same. To better track how they evolved in the process,
Below is the original image and the drawings.
These are usually things that I do not share with others as I feel these are not works that should never leave the studio. I view these as stepping stones leading me to fulfill a goal. The creative process is an opportunity for me to go within and learn more about myself the images created are just a by-product of the process.
The process is so rich.
I can see steady progress.