Thursday, January 8, 2009

Self portrait # 3 and Hubert

Once again I couldn't wait to get home from work and set myself up in front of my sketchbook! I'm so motivated lately, it's a little obsessive.
Today was a very windy day, and so I had some fun with it in today's portrait.



Something that Patti taught me was the joy of having more than one journal going at a time so that while one piece is drying, you can work on something else. No downtime! I love it.
While my watercolours in the portrait above were drying, I started Hubert. Honestly, there's a lot of subtlety lost in the photo. I got some really interesting texture into his shell and it's unfortunately not really visible here.
These two pages are all acrylics. It's not finished yet, but I'm liking it thus far.


2 comments:

mergatroid said...

I really like both of these pieces! what a great idea to journal about the windy day today! I ate my hair all the way home! and hubert is very sweet, he has a great look, I can't wait to see him in real life. how industrious you are!

Pattio said...

These are wonderful! I love the windy day one and I know its you because you did such a good job on your shoes! ;)

Hubert is a very funky bug can't wait to meet him in person.