Sunday, September 12, 2010

Eyes On Fire

I haven't done any sketching for a long while. I have had my sketchbook and my drawing board sitting right beside me for months, glaring at me, daring me to pick them up. Hmm... Finally, yesterday I did it. I thought I'd try sketching a model from a magazine (one of my favorite things). So I got the basic things drawn in my sketchbook and then colored her in with colored pencils.

After I scanned her into Photoshop then I had fun putting her into this piece. I "painted" her some more with Photoshop and added other elements from the Stark digital kit that I mentioned from the previous post. I was listening to my iPod while working on this and "Eyes on Fire" by Blue Foundation started playing. This verse stuck with me:

Eyes on fire
Your spine is ablaze
Felling any foe with my gaze
And just in time
In the right place
Steadily emerging with grace

I especially like the first and last lines: Eyes on fire... steadily emerging with grace. And there was my lady!

I worked on this piece all morning. I guess I was pretty engrossed with it. And since the ear buds were blaring I couldn't hear if hubby was saying anything from downstairs. I noticed my phone lit up beside me on the desk. I had a text message. It was hubby: "I'm having soup...are you going to eat today?" LOL! Pretty sad when you have to text each other to talk!

Funny how you know you enjoy something and yet you don't do it. I forgot how fun it is to just play with sketching faces. I'm not perfect but I like to do it. I like to exaggerate certain features, giving them my own twist. Then I like to place the figures I draw in a really cool background and give them a story.

Now my pencils, drawing board and sketchbook aren't glaring at me anymore. We seem to be getting along just fine!


Jackie said...

Love it! Glad you are sketching again .

Junibears said...

So nice to see one of your 'faces' again Pam. Good job you've made with this one. She's beautiful and those eyes!.....
June xx

Kimmie said...

Wow...those eyes is right! So glad to see you back to drawing! She reminds me of a ghost...must be that part of the season.

Sherry said...

those eyes are INTENSE! great job drawing & combining "goodies" in photoshop ~ Sherry

William said...

The eyes immediately draw you right in! Beautiful.

Unfortunately, my sketchbook is still glaring at me. I'm suppose to be drawing mermaids for Suzi's class, but haven't been able to make myself do it. I hate myself for being so chicken all the time. Once I start drawing, I usually come up with something fairly decent.