Should I add this to my self-portrait series? I see a little me in the art… but, of course, a little bit of me goes into everything I do. This is ATC #300 in my quest to complete a thousand practice pieces. For some reason, 300 feels like a big deal even though it is not a nice fraction towards completion. It is more than a fourth, less than a third.
I approached this piece thinking that it needs to be planned, executed with my best materials, and should show a level of artistic maturity. So, I started with an “under-painting” type sketch with a pale cold gray pencil, transferring what was in my head onto 100% hot pressed cotton, showing more detail in some areas and basic outlines of general shapes in others, before moving on to using my favorite Faber-Castell Polychromos.
So much for maturity in the subject matter, some would laugh… but hey, if I went too “normal” or realistic, it would not look like one of mine. The name is “Sweet Mind 300″ because “sweet” is the reaction of my neighbors who saw it while I was coloring outside yesterday and it is kind of like a mind… oh, what’s the right word? Romp, toss, roll?
Thank you for viewing my art today!