Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Double Found Art Tuesday

Yes, I am now up to date with my Found Art Tuesday pieces!

The theme Rosa selected for us last week was “Luck”. Like most people I expect, I have been deeply saddened by recent events in Burma and China, and my found art piece reflected that. On the back I have written a list of major natural disasters that have occurred in the past 20 years or so, and on the front I have written “We need something more than luck”. The picture is based on a photograph that was on the BBC News website.

This weeks theme was “Charm”. I had in mind the sort of cheesy character I wanted to draw for this, but for some reason I was struggling, especially with the eyes. I nipped out to the supermarket and as I walked into the store I caught sight of something out of the corner of my eye…

This is exactly the sort of cheesy looking grin I had in mind! So my drawing is based on Hercules, but I changed the colouring of his hair and eyes, and I’m sorry but the hair band had to go!

I didn’t intend to cut around his face originally, but they say that necessity is the mother of invention – I had made a mistake with my writing so I decided to cut that bit off! And now I think it’s better this way!

Both pieces are drawn in pen and coloured with pastels.

More Big News!
Tomorrow I will be attending my first life drawing class ever!


Kathy L said...

These are absolutely wonderful! I love the thought put behind each piece...I have to get back to doing the fat thing very soon :)

Undaunted said...

Thank you Kathy. Yes, I agree, you must get back to it! Your pieces are lovely. I look forward to seeing them :)

Rosa Murillo said...

Hi Miss undaunted! Tha "charm" one made me smile! I love it! and the "Luck" one made me think. And I believe that's what art is about, I love them both!

Undaunted said...

Thank you Rosa. I did worry a little that the Luck one might be a bit depressing, but it's too late now! I left it inside a pub/restaurant menu!