Wednesday, April 03, 2013
The last three sketches were done with a Prismacolor watersoluble 9B graphite pencil. I didn't use any water though, just straight sketching. The reference photos from Morgue File were posted in the "Noses" thread in the Portrait forum at paintingfriends.com. I find noses hard to sketch and paint so the more practice I do the more I learn and one day may not find drawing and painting noses so difficult.
Another thing that has been occupying my mind is that I always paint in a "how do I" mode rather than a creative mode. In other words, I am so occupied with how to paint or draw something rather than being creative. Perhaps I am afraid to be creative so I stick with the "safe" aspects of learning, trying for perfection, knowing perfection will never be reached. But learning must embody creativeness, yes?? So must learn that too!