Here's my cop out, lame Illustration Friday entry for this week. Are you ready for it?
Ta daa! I rediscovered painting from life (waka, waka, waka!). Not a very good painting by any means, and especially not obviously a discovery, but let me explain....
*Le Sigh* I had a big problem with the theme of discovery. I felt torn between wanting to go really cutesy (archaeologist unicorn dig or a scene from Imogene's Antlers, etc.) or really gruesome and gross (various scenarios involving cannibalism, worms, dismemberment, etc.). But for all of my various great ideas I came up with, all I wanted to do was paint. However, 1) I spent the weekend at the beach and 2) this gave me not much time to transfer my detailed and perfectly planned images in my head into painted form. Ink and digital wasn't going to cut it.
I was going to just skip IF this week, but after seeing that my friend Dave decided to rediscover acrylic painting himself lately, I was just dying to paint something, anything! Well, actually, I really wanted to paint a person. So I used my dumpy self, complete with messed up hair, tan lines, and 'indoors only' tank. Hence this *cough* loveliness. I didn't do it with any intention of it going up on IF, really, but after I finished it, it realized that was in itself a discovery.
I rediscovered my love of painting from life, and painting in general. I haven't drawn myself (in a non cartoon form) since 2004. I haven't painted from life since 2003. I haven't painted realistically (non cartoons) since 2003. And, I've never painted in craft paint like this. I discovered I like how quickly they dry. So, there you go. : P
Oh yeah, it's craft paint (three different pinks and a turquoise) on rives bfk.