Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Drawing again


The Christmas cards are finished, so I´m back to drawing in my sketchbook. I´m actually starting to itch for some of my ordinary drawing habits, i.e. not drawing from my imagination so much, but I´m going to stick to this for December. I feel that it´s doing me good, not depicting stuff but actually making it up instead. It´s way out of my comfort zone, and I think that´s good.

I don´t know what it is with all these people with the eyes far apart. They don´t look much like the doodles I make when I´m not actually concentrating to doodle. They must be smart, there´s gotta be lots of space for brains in there...

This was actually drawn today, not on the 10 of December as it says on the drawing. I am totally lost in time, which is kind of strange, because I KNOW that I have written today´s date (the 11th) on lots of papers at work today. The Brain works in mysterious ways...

20,5 x 15 cm, pencil, Lamy Safari with Noodler´s Lexington gray ink, and watercolours on paper that doesn´t take as many layers of watercolours that I want to force it to.

6 comments:

Jenny said...

Beautiful and interesting. One thing about drawing from imagination is that you can emphasize design and composition more than when trying to capture a scene.

The wide-set eyes are a nice feature.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

I love the faces of the people in your world Nina. Very lovely.
Has anything surprised you in this challenge? Have you learnt anyhting that yourself that you did not know before?

caseytoussaint said...

Every time I see one of these drawings you've been doing of people with eyes set wide apart I search in my memory - what are they reminding me of? I still don't know, but I find them wonderfully evocative and somehow very Scandinavian. The colors are just incredible.

Roshanda said...

Another beautiful painting. Good for you for leaving your comfort zone (and inspiring others to do the same).

bec said...

Oh what a beautiful painting! nice snowflakes too!

Kate (Cathy) Johnson said...

Funny, I always get the eyes too close together, so I think this is good for me to see, day after day. Thank you! :-)))

Lots of fun, too...such cute little noses...