This is a part of the Rise and Shine that I am doing, and it integrates well with my May Drawing challenge, where I post one drawing that I do, every single day, the whole of May. The above is made with watercolors and I am quite pleased with how it had turned out.
The Artist Cindy Patrick, who assigned this says "You don't have to depict reality while drawing..For that, there are photos. Through your portrait, you have to transform the portrait in such a way that it engages with the viewer and evokes an emotional response in them!”
That was a new insight for me and that’s what I have attempted in this one ! I made one more and if you want to see it, as well as the reference image, you can click HERE.
I think it is the same with writing. We change the facts and details about our characters, and yet there is truth in what they speak, and what they say. In my writing course, I talk in detail about how to create characters from daily life, how to find ideas, how to develop them into stories and much much more. The course is priced at 99.99 dollars.
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While writing fiction or drawing, we don't always have to be 'accurate'. If it was just reporting facts, then it wouldn't be a story, it would be a news report. (I do believe in exensive research while writing the novel. But I will save that for another post)
Sometimes, it helps to see things through a different lens to convey what you most desire to.
What emotion does this portrait evoke in you? Does it make you feel anything? Please do tell me in comments, I would love to know.
Till tomorrow, be calm, be restful.
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