Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Old Crows

I have a photoshop class where I was assigned to do a new rendition of Pontormo's drawing "the three graces, (yes faith hope charity. Sometimes faith gets set aside for beauty.) I'll include the original so you can see what I'm talking about. Anyway, forgive me this somewhat synical look at the 3 graces, inspired by very real events of the last few years.

These are the drawings from Justin Taylor's head painting class at BYU. He hammered accuracy which meant we were drawing forever instead of painting, but you can see I improved a lot. As he says about his method, "If I do it like this, I can get a likeness every time. Unless I get interrupted."

The last two are studies for commission for Clint and Erin Lee's kids. I am very excited about these, although picture of the older daughter had a tragic mishap in the bottom of my portfolio bag. It's good we were planning on oil paintings.