In case you don’t know who this is, she’s the star of CW’s “Nikita”, which I’ve never seen. But she is in Mission: Impossible III, which I enjoy. And I admit, it’s not a perfect likeness to her. but it was still fun to draw. I used 2B, 4B, and 6B pencil and tortillon for some blending.
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What happens is, you work and work and work on a thing, trying to make it better and better because there’s always that one little thing that you know isn’t perfect. So you keep at it and twiddle away and tweak and modify and add, add, add. And what eventually happens is, either you end up with this perfect thing that’s beautiful, or a horrid frickin’ mess that you should have stopped screwing around with hours ago. This painting is the second one. When I had a big, dark tree in the foreground with the sunlight blaring through the gaps in the branches, that was good. It looks awesome and powerful and yet also tranquil. Then I fucked it up by slathering too much fail over that power.
This is the good half of the painting. The right side, which is cut off, is made of fail. I’m tempted to…
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nice ink work
We went to visit my mother this Friday, but that isn’t the main purpose of this blog! Mum got out some of her art work to show me and as usual was very self deprecating. With a bit bit of guidance she could be very good so I am showing some of her work here.
They are in a variety of media but mostly watercolour and pen and ink.