eternal luna, the original:
And in sketchified form:
Once again, the proportions aren't quite right, especially around the eyes, but it's close - luna, you have fantastic eyes, by the way. They're hard to capture.
Plasmic-Turtle, you are now on the list!
Plasmic-Turtle wrote:Have you taken art classes then Graphite, or just lots and lots of practice? Have you always enjoyed drawing?
The only classes I've ever taken were high school art, and unfortunately I had to give that up at the end of Year 11, because it's absurdly time-consuming and I was busy trying to become a Swotty Law Student. But a little reading on the subject, and tons of practice, yes - my notebooks are all covered with doodles and sketches, and there were years of, "Oh, I can do cartoons, but not realism" before all the practice started showing and I finally managed to produce a likeness. Practice = magic. Slow, arduous, fun magic.
And yep, loved drawing since I could spell "pencil". Probably a little while before that.
Jessica wrote:I hope you're not overwhelmed...
Nope, I'm the very opposite - I haven't done much portrait work in a few months, besides the odd commission, so this should help me get back into practice; I'm going to aim for a minimum of one pic per day while I'm on holidays (excluding Fridays, as I work a very long shift on Fridays).
Princess Marzipan wrote:Can guys volunteer?
Absolutely - but I'm going to finish the Woman Thread series first, just because I want to do the collage thing Zohar suggested. A list of the non-WT-contributors who've expressed explicit interest in being portraited so far:
...and anyone else who raises a hand at this point. I guess Zohar, smw543 and Felstaff would be next on the list, given that they were involved in the original comment-fest.
EDIT: Felstaff and Doogly, now also on the list.
Zohar wrote:GraphiteGirl, again, this is awesome. Could you also post a the original picture you sketched it from? I know it's not the point but I'm curious.
Also, everyone is lovely and gives fantastic compliments, but smw543 gets the prize for the hyperbolic praise of the day.
He gets an internet, and a huge grin.