|What's the joke?|
Now that the mechanics of drawing comes more easily, I've discovered that much of the success of a portrait is due to the picture chosen for the project. I try to avoid traditional poses at all costs. I want something different: a moment caught rather than a pose. The best photos are like this, too. It takes time to catch a picture like that to work from, but it's always worth it. I ask myself, "Would Norman Rockwell want to paint this? Does it make me smile?" If the answer to these questions is yes, then I'm certain that I'll enjoy drawing the picture.
With that in mind, I hope you enjoy my latest portrait created from a moment caught.
Do you like to draw? What subjects do you enjoy the most? Are there images you'd like to draw but are afraid to try?