Funny, I forgot to hit "publish" on this blog last night...I was SO tired.
I literally despise drawing human beings.
Not because I don't like them, or don't want to draw them...but I just find them overwhelming. Proportions are always so difficult to decipher, for me. Lately I've been trying to experiment with some of my creativity levels trying hard to branch out of my old habits,"my comfort zone"... Don't we all have them?
Anyways, I remember a college professor of mine, at San Diego State University (where I went to school) once telling me that if I took my reference- (a picture/portrait of a person or people) and pinned it to my easel upside down I would lose some of my inhibitions and free myself from seeing the face or image as a whole. Further explanation was that it made it possible for the artist to identify with simple shapes of a humans features instead of the entire image overwhelming you .
Shoot... anything is worth a try right?
(This was penciled upside down and then watercolor-ed with it right side up.)
I'll buy you a cup of coffee if you can tell me who this is! *hint* she is an artist and was recently published in my favorite mag.