Lately, I have been inspired by a lot of portrait-drawing-artists. I have never had the courage to draw a portrait, simply because I was afraid the result would be too disappointing...Sometimes it looks so easy but when I try it myself it often is much more complicated!
Yesterday I was searching on YouTube for some tutorials on how to draw portraits and than I bumped into a great tutorial from Mark Crilley on how to draw a realistic eye.
I tried to draw an eye, just like he did and I was so happy about the result! I drew a big eye on one of the pages in my 20x14cm journal. ( I love this journal because a spread is sized 40x14 cm!!..always a challenge...) This morning I looked at 'my eye' again..still happy!...and I saw that the other page 'needed' an eye too. I didn't manage to make the other eye at the same size, but I'm ok with that.
This afternoon I added the quote...et voilà...here it is:
It isn't a portrait but I loved to do some sketching in my journal, with only a pencil and an eraser. No paint, Sharpies, Mod Podge or other messy things this time, which is a good thing with a puppy in the house...Timo is doing great but he is still a baby of course, who needs a lot of attention. He is very sweet, not extremely naughty...although he loved to 'play' with my curtains, which now have a tear thanks to some doggy teeth...He is even a bit lazy and he loves to hug..if possible all day long!
I call him 'my teddybear in training'...lol.
I have been working in Timo's art journal the past week too. By the way, should I call it an art journal ? Or is it a scrapbook? I'm using art journaling techniques but adding pictures and journaling makes it a scrapbook too, right? Maybe I will show you some pages later. He is growing so fast...I feel like I literally SEE him grow.