Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Some days I don't recognize myself

I did these self-portraits over a series of days a while back. They got me thinking. Why do I recognize myself in some but not others? Is it that I wasn't paying enough attention to my lines, shades, measurements?

That's probably one of the reasons. Another one is that I wasn't in the mood to draw. I forced myself to make a selfie every night for a week, just for practice.

Have you ever drawn when you didn't feel like it? How did that affect your results?

I guess what I'm trying to get at is that good drawings, at least for me, happen when I'm in a good mood. If I'm not in the right mindset, but I have to draw —as part of my job at the newspaper, for example— I need to readjust my attitude, then lines start flowing better.

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