Friday, February 8, 2013
Anne Bagby has a relatively new DVD out called The Grunge Book: An Acrylic Art Journal and this is my first attempt at drawing using the described techniques on the video. Following her procedures I created a collaged background which I gessoed over lightly. I found a photograph of a person that I was interested in and began drawing. Anne believes that practicing daily will increase skill and she has me won over. Do I think that portrait looks anything like the photograph that I used? Yes and no. I have work to do, but I do feel a sense of accomplishment. Anne believes that no matter how the portrait turns out, it is a likeness of how the person is seen by the drawer. I love how the collage is showing through the gesso. I will take guesses as to who you think is the subject of this portrait.