Another of my personal favorites. I think the color combination works well as does the fuzzy watercolor edge versus the hard line in the background.
For portrait practice and for promotion, I offered to do pop art drawings for Facebook friends from photographs they sent. I got over 30 requests within 24 hours and then I cut it off. Many really loved the drawing of them and some gushed about it, others were more “meh”.
It was a good exercise for my portrait drawings and it also increased my understanding of my audience.
On this New Year’s Day I am posting an emotional self-portrait. That is a representation of a complex set of feelings rather than something that looks like me. It’s still representational don’t you think?
“Turn” represents my conviction to turn my career in a direction where I am making a great living for myself and my family in the new year and beyond. My purpose is to create art and not to make money. That said, there should be a bridge between doing what I love and monetary independence. That’s the turn I’m making in 2022.
I am really drawn to the elegant simplicity of this one (pun intended))). Oddly it has so far been less popular than others on social media. Interesting paradox – keeping my own counsel regarding my art but mindful of the need to spark interest in others to produce income.
Sometimes inspiration for my art is not so subtle. The smoke filled air and orange sun in Northern California is a frequent reminder of the living hell firefighters further North are going through on a daily basis. May they be safe.