SATURDAY, 8 FEBRUARY - FACE NO 8
|ANOTHER FINE MESS|
Pitt Artists Pen and red gel pen
Now this did take me out of my comfort zone a little because Stan doesn't have the same immediate impact of recognition as Olly. I don't like Laurel and Hardy films, it's just never been my kind of humour even as a child, but at Christmas we bought a BBC film about their behind-the-scenes relationship - good film, if rather short.
I think the problems I had were to do with the fact that Stan has a much more mobile face than Olly, and really he is only 'Stan' if he is making a 'Stan face' and wearing a bowler as in the sketch, or pulling at his hair while making a face. Otherwise he is a quite ordinary-looking man.
When I had sorted this out in my mind I was able to start. Perhaps it is a good idea for us to analyse what it is about a technique or subject that is taking us out of our comfort zone, and that may make it a little easier to start.
So ….. I was very pleased that I had tackled Stanley, but rather less pleased with the result. I still feel I have not really captured him, but here he is, my Face No 8 for the 29 Faces February Challenge.
Linking with 29 FACES FEBRUARY 2014, PAPER SATURDAYS and ARTISTS PLAYROOM
You are doing so well with your different faces, I like the way you have outlined this face in black, that really sets it off, as does the clever addition of the red band in his hat.ReplyDelete
Nice! I really like what you're doing here with this face. I like the black, and the lines on his face. I think if I tried to do as many different kinds of things as you're doing, I'd feel schizophrenic, but you're making them work--and growing at the same time, I assume.ReplyDelete
Also, you write the BEST comments on my blog--thank you!!!
I have been looking at all your faces they are fabulous what a great imagination you have. I especially like your little Red Breasted goose he is soo cute and well drawn. I love animals but I am not attracted to draw them like I am faces it's funny how we have an inclination for different things...I guess that's what makes the world so interesting.ReplyDelete
Keep up the great artwork my friend.
I really think you "have" captured him! Great work!ReplyDelete
I love this bold style. and the humor is refreshing. Good work!ReplyDelete
I love all of your different faces. I think it's important to go outside of your comfort zone..I really need to do that more. That being said when I first saw this face I knew who it was so I think you did a really good job there!ReplyDelete
Stan Laurel is recognizable to me, (I love Laurel and Hardy movies) and you even made him look a little clown-like, which is totally appropriate. Nice to see someone else doing historical figures. :)ReplyDelete