Saturday, February 7, 2015

Head #1049, Bedhead

Head #1049*,  Graphite, TMDD Series
I like this guy's hair. It goes every which way, is thick and full and a rich blue/black. He looks like he just got out of bed. You know how many guys and gals would kill for a head of hair like his?  Ellis for one; Me for two.  I'm not too pleased with the drawing though.  I started at the bottom and worked toward the top.  His hair was the attraction, but his lips were fascinating.  I think if he ever smiles, he's got a dimple that's probably quite charming? 

* This really isn't head number 1049. It's only head number 49 or thereabouts.  In business, when you're just starting out, you might prefer people to think you're more experienced than you are, so while you've only made 49 head drawings, you might start the count at 1000--or 2000--whatever you choose.  It's a common practice on invoices. I chose to number this head because I couldn't think of a title--till now:  Bedhead. it fits him.

 

4 comments:

  1. Terrific drawing ! Love his hair and eyes. I wonder what he's thinking!

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    1. Me too. This guy was a photographic bonus. He was caught in the background of a photo i took of a young woman. Thanks Helen.

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  2. It's true, we all inflate our invoice numbers at some time or other! I was told not to number my portraits or paintings as it brands me for what I am: a novice... but hey, if the painting is chosen by how long a painter has been painting, then it's an even funnier world than normal.

    Love this drawing,a typical boy - I have three sons - love that look which falls somewhere between mischief and boredom. And the hair combed once a day with grubby fingers (whether it needed it or not :0)) )

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    1. If you start drawing a head a day and you number them instead of make up a title, How does that suggest novice? That notion is silly. And if you are a novice, so what? The drawing, whether titled or numbered, speaks for itself of The artist's expertise--they got it or they are working on it or they don't. I have no intention of numbering. I think it's funny when you see pictures numbered instead of titled. This one is Bedhead #2, however. yesterday's was Bedhead. The two drawings are of the exact same person in a slightly different position. --I also read you shouldn't date your work. Since it tips people off on how long it's been since you did it and how long it's been that you haven't sold it. I personally would like to date things. I like to see where I've been and compare it to where I am now.

      I have three sons too and in their teens they did look a lot like this young man. Now, I do. :-))

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