What an eventful week. I have had to go to work for four whole days. Life is rough.
Naw, for realzies… I have been quite a busy bee this week. My new marking period has begun and with it has come tons of planning and preparing. As a result I don’t have a ton to share. So I thought I would give you a lil’ sneak peak of my in progress art project.
First of all, last marking period my students studied portraiture and completed a grid drawing self portrait. With a different medium, I chose to do one of my own.
I loved drawing this. I have always been fascinated with portraiture. Capturing the face frozen in expression is such a fun and interesting image to me. This picture took me a day to finish, and from there I knew I wanted to do more…. but on a much larger scale. During my parents visit over Christmas, I captured my dear mother and father’s face and their portrait is currently in progress.
I have never done a drawing on this scale before. It is very exciting and daunting at the same time. This image is big. So big that I can’t remember how big it is exactly and honestly I don’t feel like running downstairs and measuring it…. ain’t no body got time for that.
So far I am not even halfway done and I have been working on this since Christmas. Someday it will get finished. I will say doing a giant grid drawing is kind of relaxing. Eric and I set aside at least a half hour of art time every night after Iris goes to sleep. I think it is interesting that so many of my students panic over grid drawings but to me it is just like following a road map. Actually, sometimes I consider it cheating.
You can see I have a long way to go. But now I figure I have piqued your interest. I know you can’t wait to see more! Just be patient yo, it’s gonna take me forever. DON’T RUSH ME!