Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Photo Reference Session: one step closer

I finally took the next step of making my project goal a reality. I had fleshed out basically what I wanted to do for the March challenge on Open Sketchbook Society. But sketches and thumbnails were all I had. Until today, that is. A friend of mine from church was kind enough to volunteer a chunk of her morning to my reference needs. So we had a little photo shoot, plus some tea and good conversation. I always like being able to hang out with my models and get to know them a little better. Of course, when I spend time drawing someone, I feel like there's a whole new level of connection. It's a very intimate thing, focusing so much attention on another person's face. It's like giving them your time in a very different way. I'm really not sure how to explain it.

Anyway, I'm glad I got to take pictures early in the week. The rest of the week is looking really busy so I'm trying to stay on top of it. Hopefully, I'll have my progress posted soon. The challenge piece is due by the end of March.


  1. If I had more time, I'd offer to model for you if you ever need reference pictures. Hopefully that can change when I graduate.

    I also hope we can have a weekly creative writing/art group! Let's work on that!