Inspired by the total darkness of our camping shelter in Wisconsin, I decided to try my hand at a little light painting. I didn’t really know anything about how to do it, so I learned a lot in the process of creating these pictures.
So, I don’t have much experience doing life drawing, but a friend of mine who studied art in school is a big fan of it. Last night, we were all sitting around relaxing in another friend’s parent’s backyard, and he was doing tons of drawings of people. While he was sketching, we talked a lot about why he likes it–he loves the challenge of catching a person in a moment and capturing that person and that moment in a drawing.
Hearing him talk about this really inspired me so I decided to draw one of my friends who happened to be sitting across from me.
It was hard for me. I don’t feel like I got down the things I really wanted to capture–the slope of her neck or the feminine nature of her left eyebrow–but I do feel like I caught something. I think I caught her listening or maybe trying to understand and take part in a conversation with a group of friends. I like that.
Tonight I did a pen drawing of a woman in the same style as the man I drew the other day. I am kinda digging the style because I’m really enjoying creating these sorts of creepy characters. Maybe I’ll do a few more in the upcoming weeks.
I really like this piece by fashion illustrator René Gruau (which I discovered via a friend who posted it on Pinterest today), and also really like Pee-wee Herman. Naturally, I combined them! What do you think?
I am so excited! I bought my first ever DSLR camera last week, a Canon Rebel T2i, and I got my lens in the mail today so I was finally able to take pictures with it. I haven’t read a single bit of the users manual for the camera, so I didn’t really know what I was doing, but it was still fun to hang out in my backyard and snap a few pictures.
Above by me! Note that this drawing was highly influenced by this drawing, which I learned about through a Brain Pickings post about children’s picturebooks.
So, as you can see, my Undone, Done Social Art Project wasn’t exact a rousing success – I got three submissions, including my own – but the results are still pretty fun. Thanks to those who participated!